So if you are a kindergarten teacher you might be working on patterning skills at this time. Generally students really enjoy the predictability of this and find it lots of fun. We try to introduce this with lots of manipulatives but also using the students themselves. Boy, girl, boy, girl or clap, snap, clap, snap... Using their bodies is always the best starting place.
Try some of these or add on your own ideas:
1. Sit, stand, sit, stand
2. Tied shoes, buckle shoes, tie shoes, buckle shoes
3. Jump, clap, jump, clap
4. Uniform shirt color: red, blue, red, blue
What are your favorites? Eventually we work with unifix cubes, teddy bears and obviously the calendar.
Here is a strip book to use for recording this using shapes. Grab it right here and I hope you enjoy it. Happy Labor Day!