## Reflection: Thanksgiving Times Twenty: Exploring the Number 20 - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment

I have reflected in the past about the importance of routine in the kindergarten classroom.  As I look back on the lessons I taught covering numbers 11-20, I realize how little we would get done if it were not for the routines in our classroom that I established early on and reinforced regularly.

If the students have some basic routines to follow, so much time can be saved in the classroom.  If the student need a sharp pencil, they do not stand in line waiting to use the sharpener, they simply drop the pencils in the dull pencil box and pick up a new one.  When I pass out papers, they take one and pass the pile clockwise around the table.  When they are waiting with their guided practice, they always set the booklet on their name tag so they know where it is after they are done with their independent practice.

Take the time the to establish simple routines in the classroom saves so much time.  I am able to spend more of my time in actual instruction than fielding questions from the students about what we will be doing next.

Thanksgiving Times Twenty-Exploring the Number 120
Thanksgiving Times Twenty-Exploring the Number 120

# Thanksgiving Times Twenty: Exploring the Number 20

Unit 3: Exploring Numbers 11-20
Lesson 11 of 13

## Big Idea: It's Thanksgiving Time. What a great time to explore the number 20!

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, SIOP, ELL, Critical Area, counting, Number Sense
45 minutes

### Joyce Baumann

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