I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
We are still focusing on the numbers 1-5 this week. We read the book Five Little Bats Flying in the Night. Then we acted out the story and made up our own story problems. We counted forward and backward. Worked on the concepts of number conservation and cardinality and decomposed the number 5. Then we used an activity from Kim Adsit's Have a Blast with Bats! unit. We made bat caves and worked individually to decompose the number 5. I really like Kim's recording sheet because it does not have equations on it. We have not introduced equations yet in our curriculum so this sheet is perfect. It uses pictures to have students write how many bats are in the cave and how many flew out into the night.