I hope your school year is off to a great start and that the children are beginning to settle in. One of your goals is to begin teaching preschool math. This essentially means learning numbers and very simple counting.
Here are a couple of preschool number games for finding out just how much your preschoolers already know and then provide you with the information you need to form your lessons.
Put up your 1-9 Number chart on the board. Shout out a number and look for the student that can create it using only their hands the fastest. The first student who holds up the correct number of fingers gets to call the next number being created. To keep this fair, if you find that one student is always the first,vary the process by selecting a new person each time.
How Many __ Do You See?
Send students on a hunt throughout the room to find different quantities of items. Tell them they must find 1 of something, 2 of something, etc. until they have items in quantities of 1-9. You can have them do this with partners, individually or in groups.
If you have ideas to share, send them along and I'll post them here for all of us to use and enjoy.
P.S. If you like these ideas be sure to check out my Preschool Lesson Plans:
Thursday, September 11, 2008