Valentine Heart Sequencing

Using candy hearts, colored sequencing worksheets, and our minds, we learned about what a sequence is! We used colored hearts to demonstrate this. Your little one would name the order of colors, and then complete the sequence on their own!

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Young children can learn about sequencing by putting familiar events, ideas, and objects into their logical order. Key vocabulary words for sequential order are “first”, “second”, “next”, “then”, and “finally”.

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Ordinal numbers are also important vocabulary words for sequential order.

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Helping children understand the concept of sequence develops math skills, literacy, and scientific inquiry skills.

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Banana Ghosts

Strong counting skills will help your preschoolers progress as mathematical  concepts become more complex.

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There are several ways to practice counting. To integrate this task into our theme, we created ghosts out of bananas and raisins.

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We discussed how many eyes the ghost should have and then counted the number on our fingers.

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We then acknowledged that we all have only one nose, and that more raisins would be required to create a mouth.

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Mastering number facts, such as sequencing and its application to real world experience, are necessary for the continual development of pre-math skills.

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Poker Chips and Patterns

We have been talking about the letter I this week! Using silly songs, props, and a variety of learning activities, we have integrated this letter into our week of the Ichthyosaurus! Using poker chips and the letter I, we combined math and literacy to supplement our awareness of this fascinating vowel. To start, your child was given a color pattern that they were directed to replicate on their letter. They were then instructed to verbally count their items. Teaching patterns and sequencing to young children is an integral component to the concept of emerging mathematics. They facilitate an understanding of one to one correspondence (i.e. matching sets, recognizing groups) and foster one’s ability to count verbally.

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