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## Term 3 Week 7 – Number 19

The next number for this week number 19 was associated with the doctors and nurses topic.

After the usual drill of singing up to 20 song, writing it in the air, looking at the numicon shapes which make up this number also using play dough and practicing in sand,

19

The children did the rainbow formation and printed 19 windows onto the hospital where the doctors go to work.

The children played games on the interactive whiteboard where they had to count various objects till 19.

The students had to recognize 19 from other numbers and thus select it.    They practiced writing 19 on their workbooks too.  Last but not least they had a mixed page.

They also watched the following video clip –

Sesame Street- Number of the Day 19 Song- Let’s stomp 19 times

Elmo 1234 – Number 19 – Elmo 123 count with me, Sesame Street Elmo count with me by DisneyToysReview

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## Term 3 Week 7 – Number 18

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.

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## Term 3 Week 6 Number 17

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.

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## Term 3 Week 5 Number 16

The next number on our number line is 16.

By now the children got used to the routine of marching up to 20 at the beginning of the lesson and they look forward to it:

Count and Move – Super Simple Songs

The children counted various objects up to 16.  I emphasized not to forget our tricky numbers out 11, 12, 13 and 15.  They also watched the following video clip –

Count with Elmo 16

As part of their hands on activities the children had to use the rainbow technique to form 16 on their number scrapbook.

They also had to count 16 sleepers and stick them on the beams to form a railway line for the train to pass over, on the following page.

The children also practiced writing number 16 on their number workbook 5.  They drew 16 balls and coloured in the numicon shapes.

Last but not least they practiced their counting skills on a mixed number page.

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## Term 3 week 4 – Working with Number 15

During this week we worked with only one number – 15.

This is another number which I consider to be tricky just like 11 and 13, because you don’t write the numerals as you sound them.

So I use the usual trick of distorting the words for them to understand and then fix it.  I say five….teen and then then they correct me.   As usual we placed 15 in its place on a number line 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and carefully listened to the words we use whilst saying this number.

Video clip – Elmo 1234 – Number 15 – Elmo 123 count with me, Sesame Street Elmo count with me by DisneyToysReview

Counting 1 – 15 | Children’s song for learning to count [numbers & counting]

As usual the children had a rotation system where they counted various objects up to 15, such as buttons, toys, numicon shapes and interlocking blocks.  We then did hands on activities where the children had to use the rainbow technique to form 15.

Then they had to colour the police badge and count and stick 15 stars on the police badge.  (Work done on number scrapbook 2).

The children were made aware that there is a special number which we can call if we really need the police to help us.  This is number 112.

Some children decided to write it on the badge too. I mentioned the fact that this is a very special number and it is only used when really in need.

We do not use the telephone or mobile to call it as a joke or because we want to hear the voice of a policeman.

The children also practiced writing number 15 on their number workbook 5.  They drew 15 balls and coloured in the numicon shapes.

Last but not least they wrote the number which comes next like in the page below.  They used the number line provided at the bottom of the page to help them if in doubt.

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## Term 3 Week 3 Working with number 14

The other number we worked with during week 3 was number 14.

As usual we first saw where this number stands on a number line 12, 13, 14, 15 and carefully listened to the words we use whilst saying this number, e.g.  teen means that such a number is always written with a 1 first then the 4 follows.

I really emphasizes this so the children won’t write the 4 first and then the 1 thus 41.  Later on in the coming years they will start understanding that this changes the value of the number totally.

As usual the children had a rotation system where they counted various objects up to 13, such as buttons, toys, numicon shapes and interlocking blocks.

We then did hands on activities where the children had to stamp 14 bicycles onto a Dutch boat house and then colour it in.  They also used the rainbow technique to form number 14.  (Work done on number scrapbook 2).

The children also practiced writing number 14 on their number workbook 5.  They drew 14 balls and coloured in the numicon shapes.

Last but not least they had to write the number which comes next like in the page below.  They used the number line provided at the bottom of the page.

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## Term 3 Week 3 Working with number 13

The next number we tackled was tricky number 13.

I am saying tricky because children often forget this number whilst counting.  Some children might have come home saying Ms. Geraldine did a lot of mistakes with number 13 today because she was saying three – teen and then correcting it and saying thirteen.

I do this on purpose to make them aware of the pattern in a number line 12, 13, 14, 15 just like I had done for twelve.  (See previous blog).

A video clip which helps the children see the pattern in numbers is the following: