Number 18 was the first number we tackled during the seventh week.
The children are now capable of seeing the pattern in the number line themselves. They enthusiastically come to the board and reason out what comes after what.
They are very proud that they managed to learn to count, work and experiment with these numbers so far.
They also got used to the numicon shapes and know which ones to choose.
The children played a game on the interactive whiteboard where they had to choose number 18 from other numbers. They also watched the following video clip –
Sesame Street – Number of the Day 18 Song – Let’s stomp 18 time
As part of their hands on activities the children had to use the rainbow technique to form 18 on their number scrapbook. They also had to stamp 18 musical notes on the page shown below.
The children also practiced writing number 18 on their number workbook 5. They drew 18 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.