Reflection: Pacing Nine in the Sky! Exploring the Number Nine - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


It has been fun to see the students developing their one-to-one correspondence as demonstrated in this lesson.  I had a few students who got a little overzealous with placing the stars on their activity sheets.  Once I got them to stop and slow down, it was amazing to see them counting and adjusting the number of stars they were putting on each window. 

It might seem like overkill to constantly reinforce the one-to-one correspondence, but when I see the students actually using it, it is obvious that the steady reinforcement works.   I think it is very important for us to remember that the students come into kindergarten with such a wide range of abilities, that many of the students will need to opportunity to practice counting over and over again.  By partnering the students up to check each others' work, they are given another opportunity to practice and reinforce one-to-one correspondence.

  Power of Repitition
  Pacing: Power of Repitition
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Nine in the Sky! Exploring the Number Nine

Unit 1: Exploring Numbers 0-10
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to identify the number nine, identify groups with nine objects and represent the number nine.

Big Idea: Many kindergarteners come to school with rote counting skills, but they often do not understand that the numbers they can recite actually represent quantities. This lesson helps to make that connection.

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