Category Archives: counting

Teddy Bear Math

While I was away for the summer break a new book found it’s way to my desk Teddy Bear Math by Barbara Barbiere McGrath. This book can engage children in a delightful exploration of counting, estimation, sorting, addition and graphing. … Continue reading

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Ten Flashing Fireflies

“What do we see in the summer night?Ten flashing fireflies burning bright!Catch the one twinkling thereLike a star.One flashing firefly in our jar.” One of my favorite childhood memories is sitting on my grandmother’s porch at dusk waiting for the … Continue reading

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Counting Books

My previous entry was for older students, so today I’ll offer you ideas for the little ones. Early childhood is typically considered to be when the child is age 0 to 5 (or 6) depending upon which expert that you … Continue reading

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100th Day of School

The 100th day of school does not mean much to upper elementary students–other than the fact that they are that much closer to summer break. Kindergarten and First Grade students however, anticipate the 100th day of their first school-year with … Continue reading

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One is a snail, Ten is a Crab

Author April Pulley Sayre has written a book that takes the classic “counting by feet” problem to a whole new level. Beautiful illustrations of beach scenes depict various sea creatures. In the beginning the reader is simply counting by the … Continue reading

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