Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Count with Me! 1-2-3 Exploring the Number Three - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


Overall, this lesson went well, but I made one mistake in giving directions to the students on the independent practice.  I actually think it is humorous that I made the mistake I did considering that right before math, I taught a lesson on left to right progression during our language arts lesson. 

Before math, I had taught the students about starting on the left side of the paper and working toward the right.  I failed to reinforce this with the dauber activity sheet.  As you can see in the video, some of the students started on the wrong side of the paper.  As a kindergarten teacher, it is so important to always reinforce starting on the left side with counting. At this point in the school year, I often have the students place a smiley face in the upper left hand corner of their paper as a reminder of where to start when working.  This simple step can help avoid a lot of confusion later in the lesson.

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Count with Me! 1-2-3 Exploring the Number Three

Unit 1: Exploring Numbers 0-10
Lesson 3 of 14

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

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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Math, SIOP, ELL, Critical Area
  45 minutes
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