Yes, I am "Nana K" to my grandchildren. Our new granddaughter, McKenzie, should be arriving in 2 weeks and this "Nana K" can't wait to start reading to her!
Here are some ideas that I use for working with math fluency facts to 5. I love Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. I made a Pete the Cat and put magnetic tape on the back of laminated construction paper and the buttons too. I used circle magnets for the back of the buttons. Then I put Pete on a cookie sheet.
We act out the story and children take turns taking off the buttons. Once introduced in group time, this becomes a center. You can differentiate this activity by working with 5 and 10 frames too. Click HERE to get my FREE Flip the 5 and 10 Frames Button Set.
You can also sing the words below to "Pop Goes the Weasel" and differentiate the numbers for your students moving from the 4 buttons to work with 5 and 10 frames.
If you want to see part of the story on YouTube Harper Collins has given you a great sample to provide a "hook" for your students.
Let's switch gears to reading fluency and support children to read emerging texts and favorite stories. I'm going to show you how I work with my students on building sight word fluency to support emergent readers. I program a 5 x 5 chart with words from the story. Choose 5 words for each chart and record them in random order. Students can practice reading these fluency sheets during guided reading, just-right reading, or as homework. I made some sight word fluency sheets to go with I Love My White Shoes.
I can't believe it is Thursday! One more day . . . and many more tips to give.
You might be interested in the other Groovy Cat ideas from Monday-Wednesday this week. Click on the links below.
And don't forget to drop by Pre-K Pages blog for more ideas on using Pete the Cat books with your students. It's all good!