So last week we got busy. I made 5 frames to begin with.
I gathered together number tiles and counters and placed them in the little lunch boxes I purchased at Target several years ago. I put them aside until center time.
When the kiddos got to the table, the first thing we did was review the color and number flash cards. Next, they placed their number tiles in counting order. Even though we only went to 5, it was a difficult task for some of them.
Then, using number flash cards and counters, they made groups to match numbers. The cards were in random order. Their counters were placed on the graphics below the 5 frame. After I showed them a number, we counted together. As we counted, they slid their counters up in to the frames until they had the correct number of counters.
It was slow going the first day. The next time we did the activity, some of the children were able to work independently. They put their number tiles back into the lunch boxes and drew tiles to determine how many counters were needed to make a group.
We'll do this activity again tomorrow. We've been off for three days. I hope they remember something!
I hope you all had a lovely Labor Day!