Reflection: Relevance Treasure Counts! - Section 2: Direct Instruction


A book should never be read just one time. Kinder kids love to hear the same stories over and over again just as we did when we were kids.

In order to make a repeated story fresh and exciting, read it from another angle with a different objective in mind. For instance, Five Little Monkeys can be read for counting, adding, subtracting, same as, sets and a lot of other reasons. What makes the difference is the think aloud that you provide your students.

For this lesson, I focus is on counting objects on each page. I mention one less and one more to get them thinking about how numbers relate. Other lessons focus specifically on what it means to have one more and one less. I will use this book again for that lesson.

  Read more than once!
  Relevance: Read more than once!
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Treasure Counts!

Unit 5: Make It Count!
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT quickly identify quantities to 5 by rolling a dice and filling a treasure chest.

Big Idea: Kids need opportunities to practice counting. They roll a dice, quickly ID the number of dots, and place the gems in the treasure chest. The first one to place all the gems in wins!

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, one to one counting, Literacy in Math, counting
  60 minutes
silver chest
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