Sunday, January 29, 2012

Counting On... Not In My Room


When you have a really young class the concept of  "counting on" becomes a real challenge. My students are probably not ready for this developmentally but it is something I am expected to teach so I will whisper under my breath "exposure, exposure, exposure." I made this little book just to focus on this skill and I am hoping (fingers crossed) some of them will have their light bulb turn on! First grade teachers need to love me for trying-right? If you think this is worth a try, it's available in my TpT store or at Teachers Notebook.

11 comments:

Kelley said...

Fran, I've absolutely loved browsing through your blog and everyone else's. I just learned about blogs last summer! Where have I been!!! I would love to learn how to create a blog and units. Right now I would like to focus on creating a Kindergarten Roundup unit using Pete the Cat. It would be greatly appreciated if you can tell me where to purchase Pete the Cat graphics. Many thanks. Kelley

Kristina said...

love love love your ideas! I tagged you in a post on my blog, misskristinaskindergarten.blogspot.com. If that doesn't work just look for coloring books and funny looks! Talk to you soon!

Kristy said...

Tag...you're it!
Teachin' First

Arianne said...

You are a genius. Counting on makes me want to pull my hair out!

:) I technically don't even know you - but I'm making you my mentor anyways! I started listening to your post on the Expo and can't wait to finish...

Thanks for sharing your ideas and wealth of knowledge.

Arianne
Ketchen's Kindergarten

weety said...

Fran, I absolutely LOVE your stuff--it really is some of the best stuff out there! I would love to purchase some of the items in your larger units without having to spend $10-15 on the whole thing when there are just individual items I'm wanting (example would be this snowman counting on booklet. Would you ever consider breaking up some of your larger units in to pieces so some of it could be purchased separately?

Fran Kramer said...

I am breaking up the Valentine emergent readers from the rest of the packet. The truth is that it is so much more work to post all of it individually and I give you so much content. Honestly, I have been thinking about this but I'm not sure.
What kind of stuff do you want?

Fran Kramer said...

Arianne,
I would love to be your mentor and my guess is I can learn plenty from you too friend!

weety said...

I would love the snowman counting on sheets. THat is what comes to mind right now, but lots of your posts show these cute little activities, but when I go to your tpt store to purchase them, they just come with too many other things that I don't need (It is all great--I'm not saying I don't like it!!!! There are just so many hours in a school day--just can't do it all! LOL) I understand what you are saying about it being too much work to post individually, though. Maybe if you just break them into part one and part two? That might work.

Ms. Amber said...

Ah! Counting on...I love following Kindergarten teacher blogs! It helps me know where I need to tweak my own teachings. One technique that they do at our local school is to fist their left hand like they are holding onto that number and then putting their other fingers up as they count. I don't expect my PreK students to master this but like you said "exposure, exposure, exposure!" The more we explore using various techniques the greater the chance that those brain connections are going to keep...and easier it will be for them and teacher alike when they get to Kindergarten/1st grade! So since my kiddos still need quite a bit of "hands-on" I tend to give them the corresponding number manipulative to hold in that fist before they count on. :-) Works nicely!

Mrs. Schroeder said...

Tag your are IT! Head over and check out why! It is not for the faint of hear:)
☮Monica
The Schroeder Page

Fran Kramer said...

Dear Kelly,
The graphics for Pete were made by a close friend for me and are not available. Sorry about that friend.