Reflection: Modeling Six Spots! Exploring the Number Six - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


Overall, this lesson went quite well.  The students really enjoyed the "spots" and were engaged in the whole lesson.  They jumped right into completing the independent practice. 

The change I would make to the lesson is modeling how to count the spots if I lost track of where I was counting.  A few students got carried away with their spots!  I failed to introduce a strategy for what a student could do if they made too many spots.  Some students failed to recount the spots if they made a mistake.  Others were uncertain what to do if they made too many spots.  Some quick modeling and a little reassurance that the students could cross out the extra spots would have eliminated a lot of questions.  Anticipation of mistakes is key in a kindergarten classroom!

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  Modeling: Anticipating Mistakes
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Six Spots! Exploring the Number Six

Unit 1: Exploring Numbers 0-10
Lesson 6 of 14

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

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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