Monday, August 24, 2009

This week's surprise box

Here's what is in this week's surprise box.

Theme: Number recognition zero to five
Hands On: Small Foam Numbers 0 to 5; Magnets 0 to 5 with a pie tin.

Here's a couple of ideas to go along with this week's theme. I noticed a week ago that my daughter didn't seem to recognize her numbers, even though I'm pretty sure she know them. I decided to just focus on 0 to 5. When I read 5 Little Ladybugs, I asked her to pick up the corresponding foam number that went with the page. It's good for following directions and for recognizing the numbers. With the other stories I just reinforced the numbers and asked her to say the numbers with me. Finally with the magnets, I placed the numbers in front of us and asked her to give me each one (out of order). We also did do some counting with the stories but the main focus was recognition.

I'll try to post each week to help with ideas.


Candice said...

That was my theme this week too. You can see pictures from our first Surprise Box here:

Thanks again for a wonderful idea.

Mel said...

So glad it's working for you. I was really surprised on how well it kept my daughter's attention, too. Hope you have lots of fun with it.

I found that doing it before nap time is a great calming down activity.


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