Kim's interactive chart was perfect because I was also able to use it for a shared reading lesson. I modeled tracking print and pointing to words one to one then had my students take turns using the pointer while we read the rhyme. The kids also loved taking a turn and changing out the numbers and removing a duck. We had fun singing the song, using the interactive chart, and acting out the story. To learn more about using interactive charts in your classroom check out Kim's Interactive Charts post here.
I came across this idea from a TPT freebie called Quack Attack: Shake and Spill. You can find the black and white version here. I adapted the idea by making duck faces and placing them on blue paper. I had my students shake 5 counters in a plastic cup, then dump them. They had to count how many counters landed on the duck and how many landed off of the duck. Then they placed a number card near their counters to show how many counters landed on the duck and how many landed off of the duck.
I found this idea from Deanna at Golden Gang Kindergarten. Check out her post 5 Little Ducks Math here. Since we are not working with equations yet, I had my students decompose the number 5 then label the parts with number cards. We worked through all the ways you can make 5 together first. Then I had them use the math sticks to explore decomposing 5 on their own.
You can find more duck activities and recording sheets from Deanna through these links (Math Operations and Algebraic Thinking and Common Core Math- Counting and Cardinality Numbers 1-10)
Just for fun we ate duck cupcakes at snack time. I found this idea here. (This link goes to my pin on Pinterest, but I was unable to find the original post)
Now onto the good part!! Kim has updated several of her interactive charts and has graciously agreed to let me give a set away. Yah! We are using the 5 Little Specked Frogs unit today!! Here are Kim's pictures of Kim's charts from her Interactive Charts post.
I love the flip books in each unit because my kids enjoy reading them when they finish their work early and during read to self. They are great for counting an retelling. Here is an example of a flip book from her 5 Little Monsters Interactive Chart and Sight Word Reader unit.
Each of these units also comes with a great small group sight word reader and activity. We are going to make words using the 5 Little Frogs sight word reader today.
To enter the interactive chart and sight word reader giveaway all you have to do is...
1) Follow Kim's blog Kindergals
2) Follow Kim's TPT store
3) Leave a comment or comments saying you did so
Don't forget your name and email address. The giveaway will end Saturday October 5th at midnight. Good Luck! I will be posting about all of the fun we had using the other interactive charts, flip books, and sight word readers in the next several days.