Today let's talk about what the assessment looks like for the numbers, not the letters. It's the same as the letters in the identification. And knowing what the number is out of order, this is a 6, this is a 4.
Also in order counting, 1, 2, 3, ect. Can they get to 10? 20? How high?
And also being able to group, or count grouping. Meaning seeing three dots, that's three. Or draw five cupcakes in the circle, knowing the right amount to draw.
Some of the games that can help with numbers are of course a number line on the wall, singing 1-10 and then we start again. Dice, dominos, cards that match numbers up (think uno) there are a lot of fun ways to get math into everyday. Including you can only bring 1 blanket, 2 pillows and 5 stuffed animals into the living room for movie night, or whatever example makes sense in your world.
Playing scavenger hunt with numbers is fun too, in the house, or in the car. How many red cars will we see? Or can you find six things in the living room that belong in a different room?
Have fun with it, keep it part of your normal day to day life style and don't make it a math drill, no one likes that.
I really hope these last several days of posts have helped you to see what assessments are, and to feel more empowered.
Until next time, take care of you!
Director of Over The Bay Pre-K