Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation How Do We Write Numbers? - Writing 1, 2, & 3 - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


Positive reinforcement is key in kindergarten.  The amount and type of reinforcement needed varies from student to student.  Those students who have never been to school before or who are struggling to adjust to the classroom routines need more frequent positive reinforcement and may need a different type than the other students.  I generally use the token system that goes along with my school's School-wide Positive Behavior Support system, but when I have food lessons like this, I like to change things up a bit.  The students were able to eat 6 Cheerios during the lesson (1 on the 1 page, 2 on the 2 page and 3 on the 3 page).  That left me with a lot of Cheerios!  I used these throughout the lesson as positive reinforcement.  I gave a Cheerio to students who were following along on our worksheet, to students who remembered to put their paper away and get their center, to students who were working quietly on their center, etc.  This kept my students on task and quiet throughout the lesson.

  Cheerios as Positive Reinforcement
  Intrinsic Motivation: Cheerios as Positive Reinforcement
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How Do We Write Numbers? - Writing 1, 2, & 3

Unit 2: Numbers 0-5
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: Students will be able to name, count and write numbers 1, 2, and 3.

Big Idea: The Cheerios Counting Book illustrates a group for each number from 1 to 100.

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