Number 17 was the next number on our number line for this week.
We went through the usual routine of seeing the pattern in numbers on the number line for the first 20 numbers.
We then proceeded to the numicon shapes which make up 17:
The children played a game on the interactive whiteboard where they had to feed a teddy bear some cupcakes.
Obviously they had to count up to 17 as well. As usual I emphasized not to forget our tricky numbers out 11, 12, 13 and 15.
They also watched the following video clip – Sesame Street: Lucky Number 17
As part of their hands on activities the children had to use the rainbow technique to form 17 on their number scrapbook.
They also had to count 17 circle shaped stickers representing the life belts a life guard might use to help people at the beach, on the following page.
The children also practiced writing number 17 on their number workbook 5. They drew 17 balls and coloured in the numicon shapes.
Last but not least they practiced their counting skills on a mixed number page where they had to sequence numbers using the number line if needed at the bottom of the page.