Thursday, January 26, 2012

Really? You Still Don't Know These?


My students still do not know all their numbers to thirty and this is a big standard in kindergarten. I have hit this hard but obviously not well enough. When I started assessing them for progress reports I got every possible answer but the one I was looking for... Lets see for thirteen I got 3, 31, or my mom hasn't taught me that one yet! I can even accept that but where have you been while I have been working on it? I need help! I'm calling in the mentors so I can keep smiling. These adorable graphics are by KPM Doodles and you can find her at Teachers Notebook if you want to grab them.
 It sounds like you need them as much as I do so grab a set here!

26 comments:

Freckleteacher said...

I feel your pain and frustration Fran! We love Heidisongs about the numbers 11-20. The kids write and sing the numbers or watch me write the as they sing. We also do your number book (love it!) and do spinner games and counting sets. Just having them write the numbers 11-20 helps as well. Your I have who has game looks fun too! Lots of practice and review. We are onto shapes in math and then addition and measurement too, but we keep reviewing those numbers! They have until June to get to 30 right?

Ms Acevedo said...

Love it! Same thing happened to me when I was testing for MClass!

Kinderpond said...

When I taught full day kindergarten, each and every day we did 3 cards: Discovery Toys ABC's, AlphaFriends- from our reading series, and a 100 chart. Each child had their very own set. We did it EVERYDAY! Let me tell you I could tell the difference.

Oh and on Friday's, we did everything backwards :)

Jennifer
(I have photos on my website, but you can email me with any questions kinderpond@yahoo.com)

Ms. D said...

I feel that pain as well...maybe it's in the air! My K's are having a really, really rough time with numbers. My belief is that we truly introduced them too early in the year, right along with "This is a letter and the letter makes the ___ sound.". Some of these kiddos come in so low and we are piling it all on them at once. Please let us know how it goes. I may need to make a set (or just buy yours!).
Erica

Kej Kreations said...

Wow, I went through the same experience this afternoon! We're now on calendar skills, and many couldn't find the numbers I asked them to find on the calendar. Oh well, back to basics for us as well!

Erin Eberhart said...

Lord have mercy.....I thought it was just MY kinders. Glad other teachers are having the same prob. I must get these NOW! Good luck....
Erin
Eberhart’s Explorers

Kinder Kiddo said...

LOATHE MClass...we're going to 100 this year...yup. I have kiddos that can say every number to 70 except 11, 12, 13, and 15. Love the above ideas! =)

Meredith said...

This post describes my thinking exactly! We have are solid on the numbers 1-10, and I thought after practicing the numbers 11-30 over and over and OVER again we knew them....but we don't. I blame those tricky teens! Good thing we have a few more months to get these numbers under control!
Keen on Kindergarten

Anjanette said...

Just found this cute song and video on the teen numbers and started using it with my class. http://reallyroper.blogspot.com/2011/01/numbers-in-teens-they-start-with-1-song.html

Laura said...

Love it! We are trying to go to 120, and WHEW! Some days I'm just spent!! Love some I Have, Who Has, though!

Peace, Love and First Grade

Jennifer said...

Those look cute. I have a number I have who has freebie in my archives too if you need it. If it makes you feel any better yesterday I asked a student "What is this vowel?" as I pointed to the letter a and they had no idea! WHAT?! Do we suddenly not know our letters?!

Rowdy in First Grade

Cindy said...

Fran,
I am feeling it too....my kids are not grasping the TEEN numbers either! It's so frustrating because we work on the numbers all the time. I have been informing parents for WEEKS that this is a skill they should be working on at as well. While it's sad to say this...I am so glad I am not alone on this one!!!

Kelly said...

I am blog stalking and just came across your post...I just have to say THANK YOU for posting about the numbers 0-30 standard !! Now I feel like not such a horrible teacher:) My co-workers and I were just lamenting over this very standard after our quarter two assessments. We are going to brainstorm strategies during our next weekly meeting and I will post anything we come up with on my blog next Wednesday. I am new to blogging, so please stop by!

Thanks again,
Kelly

"Kindergarten Kel

Fran Kramer said...

Thank you blogger BFF's. I cannot get over the struggle this has become. Maybe they are not ready for this developmentally. It makes me wonder.
I feel better just complaining!
Fran

Louanne said...

Like everyone else, I really need this with my kindergarten kids! Thanks so much for sharing! :)
My Kindergarten Kids

Kristin said...

These are really cute! Thanks for sharing!
PS Yes, I want to join anything you've got going on. MOST DEFINITELY. Count me in!
PPS I think my parents are hilarious. They met in Drama class in high school. But my twin makes me laugh harder than anyone. :) :) :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

msdora162 said...

Feeling the same here in Jacksonville, Florida. We have a big state visit today. Pray for us. thank you for giving us the support we need. I purchased my ticket and will be in my pj's tomorrow waiting for the expo to start.

Edana said...

Whew! It's not just my class. I too, thought I hit these hard, but when assessing for report cards!!! YIKES!! I got a lot of shoulder shrugs :(

Teen numbers are especially challenging for my class also.

Color Me Kinder

Pam said...

Have you tried teaching it as a 1 next to a ___ ? It works well!! There is also a rapping youtube video that teaches it this way and the kids love it!

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Occasionally I still have this problem with my firsties! YIKES!! As always, love your ideas. I wanted to let you know that I featured your share foldable on my blog. Thanks!
Allison
www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

Ms. Amber said...

You definitely are not alone. I've heard it from several preschool and K teachers recently. I think the biggest thing is that there are many children still going into K without a preschool experience and they do not have someone at home to work with them consistently. I find that the children who are with me full time (preschool that is) have 1-10 down by Dec. and in January I can focus on 11-19 and then 20-29 and usually have to 30 down pat by the time school is out. One reason is we have always been "small group" and this year it's extrememly small group. But our calendar time and the fact that we work with recognizing numerals at a center every day makes a big dfference. Showing the pattern from 10-19 and the pattern from 20-29 work well. I find having them write them daily is a big help...not just writing on chart paper but writing on sensory trays...it keeps their attention. I also created a blank calendar for each child where while we are doing the calendar...they can interact with their own personal calendar. This was a BIG help with number recognition and formation. I know some kiddos in the K classes that would write their numerals to whatever the teacher wanted but it was like their mind wasn't engaged and so maybe they could write the numerals but they couldn't tell you what each numeral was out of order. Anyway...good luck! Hope it gets better!

Fran Kramer said...

Ms. Amber,
I totally agree with you. Our kids have not been to preschool and have had no experience with counting and numbers in general. Think about all the number work you do with toddlers just when living life and playing with them. This really makes you see the importance of early childhood programs and good parenting.
Fran

StayInK said...

Oh my goodness yes!! I am in the process of assessing for progress reports and "Oh my goodness!!" (wait did I say that already?) My little ones are just not getting it. I feel like we are going backwards with some and others are just giving me "3 teen" and "eleven teen" "2 teen" or good'ol "I don't know" WOW! I have my work cut out for me and to think we have to get there by June!!! Yikes! Thank you for the wonderful freebie Fran. I am a faithful follower and can't tell you how much you have re-energized me through all of your positiveness. I feel like I'm not alone in Kinderworld. Yeah!!

Fran Kramer said...

StayinK,
I hear you. Some of my sweeties need to stay in k and that's no joke. I love the new term 11 teen. That's the best yet or my kids will just shrug their shoulders!

Miki said...

Thank you so much Fran!! I LOVE these! You are so creative! I appreciate all your help!

StayInK said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! This sounds corny but Oh my gosh!!! I am literally teared up !!!! I can't believe I got a return comment from you....WOW! you have no idea what that means to me! You are the FIRST blog I stumbled on last year when looking to find something to help me remember why I have "Stayed in K" for all of these years. I can't wait to read your blog everyday and put my little 3 year old down to bed a bit earlier so I can take it all in. She's looking at me right now asking "Why are you crying mommy?" WOW! I feel like....no words! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!