Read the book "Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On" and how to use a ruler
- Read the book “Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On”
- Place a ruler on a piece of paper and help child draw a straight line to the number 9 using the ruler
- Ask child what number is in front of 9 - (answer 8)
- Ask child what number is written first on the ruler - (answer 1)
- Again place ruler on paper and ask child to draw a straight line to the number 5
- Ask child which line is longer the one that stopped at 9 or the one that stopped at 5 - (answer 9)
- Ask child to point to the numbers 1 to 9 in order on the ruler and say the name of the numeral
After doing the activity, ask child these questions as they look at the ruler:
*What number comes after 9?
*What number comes before 2?
*What number comes before 5?
*What number comes after 8?
- Book "Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On" by Lois Ehlert
- piece of paper
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Oval
- Color - Brown
- Number - Nine, 9
- Alphabet Letters - Q, T, L
- Senses - Sight
- Character Trait - Friendliness
- Target Words - Fast, Front, Sort, Same
Spanish - Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you who you are
Did You Know?
"The brain develops rapidly during the first five years and quality preschool programs can have a profound impact during this time.” CA First 5
Books to Read
"Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On"
by Lois Ehlert (Activity 7)
"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
by Bill Martin (Activity 8) (audio book available) (NOTE: Please look for the 25th anniversary edition where the text is back to the original wording)
by Joan Blos (Activity 12)
"The Alphabet Song"
Album: Big Don’s Big Beat (Activity 5)
"Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel"
Album: The Very Best (Activity 20)
"The Turtle Song"
by Suzi Shelton Album Simply Suzi (Activity 11)
Monthly Materials List
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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs
There Was A Little Turtle
(Activity 11 Month 11)
There was a little turtle who lived in a box.
He swam in the water, he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito, he snapped at a flea, he snapped at a minnow and he snapped at me.
He caught that mosquito, he caught that flea, he caught that minnow, but he didn’t catch me.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
(Activity 19 Month 11)
Now I lay me down to sleep.
I’ll count these hands instead of sheep.
Help me to remember these friends I made.
And all the wonderful times we played.