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Apples, Counting & the letter A

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Blogging takes a lot of time but I am going to give it another *GO* :roll:

September always is a good time to begin anew... Our Bible Story time took us back to the beginning... We began with Genesis and the story of creation...

This week: September 16-20

Our Bible Story time was about Adam & Eve. We talked about how God’s love for us & how Jesus took the consequences for our sins and Adam & Eve’s. Our Scripture memory verse – "While we were still sinners Christ died for us" ~ Romans 5:5-9

Apples were a big hit around here, so we continued using apples for our play & learning activities.

We are using the book 10 Apples on top by Dr. Seuss and singing songs which include rote counting. Rote counting is the simplest number concept that children develop, it merely consists of counting numbers sequentially. Counting by rote is a skill that comes quite naturally to most children, as it doesn't require direct instruction to learn the skills needed to count. It usually begins developing before children recognize numerals, but once children are exposed to more number experiences here and at home, the two skills develop together.

The children were having some Math fun with one-to-one correspondence; using real apples & *pretend* as well as items appearing as apples such as colored pom-poms, counting out napkins and utensils at meals & snack time and throughout the day as they played in other areas. The other day before quiet time - the group was in the book area. I could hear one of them yell out: and the number is _____ at which point, the rest all shouted the number. As the GIC (grownup in charge) ;-) I was tempted to say it is book time you need to be quiet… However, there was value in what they were doing. It was fun & they were learning from each other – so what’s the harm in that?

I needed to switch up our cooking experience this Friday. Two children were leaving early so our plans were placed on hold. It wouldn’t be fair not be able to enjoy it for snack with the rest of us. ;-)



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