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Kindergarten is the only grade level in which the Counting and Cardinality Standards are instructed and assessed. Our goal is to enhance the instruction of these Standards through Math Literature. We would like to have a library of math counting, cardinality, and number sense books that align to these Standards. For example, "What does the number 3 'look like' in different contexts?" We will choose books that will show students examples of different sets of 3 and how 3 is made, emphasizing the idea that the arrangement of 3 objects in a set does not matter because it's still 3. An underlying objective for this goal is to provide the students with as many examples as possible through math literature on how a number may be composed and decomposed.

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1, 2, 3, IS as Easy as A, B, C!

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School:
McInnis Elementary School 
Subject:
Mathematics 
Teacher:
Sonia Larrabee 
 
Emily Naghdi 
Students Impacted:
70 
Grade:
Date:
September 9, 2019

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FUTURES - $350.00

Anonymous - $151.21

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Goal

Kindergarten is the only grade level in which the Counting and Cardinality Standards are instructed and assessed. Our goal is to enhance the instruction of these Standards through Math Literature. We would like to have a library of math counting, cardinality, and number sense books that align to these Standards. For example, "What does the number 3 'look like' in different contexts?" We will choose books that will show students examples of different sets of 3 and how 3 is made, emphasizing the idea that the arrangement of 3 objects in a set does not matter because it's still 3. An underlying objective for this goal is to provide the students with as many examples as possible through math literature on how a number may be composed and decomposed. 

 

What will be done with my students

The following Standards align to this project:
K.CC.1.1 Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
K.CC.1.2 Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at
1).
K.CC.1.3 Read and write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0--‐20 (with 0
representing a count of no objects).
K.CC.2.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. a. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. b. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
K.CC.3.7 Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
K.CC.2.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular
array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20,
count out that many objects.
K.CC.3.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of
objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.

The books purchased will be used throughout the teaching of each topic, although not during the Math Block. We have chosen to share these books during the opening and ending of the day (Circle Times) and during transitional times. In this way, students are receiving math instruction throughout the day which will add in their retention of Counting and Cardinality knowledge and skills. 

 

Benefits to my students

Using literature to instruct the Math Standards is another strategy that will reach learners who need to visualize the number symbols and the quantities they represent in context. Stories allow for the authors to embed the skills of counting and cardinality (when counting, the students know that the last number said represents the whole set) in a way that motivates beginning Readers to understand numbers and how they work together mathematically.

When instructing students to use one-to-one correspondence, math literature is another tool to use, connecting the subject worlds of ELA and Math together. Students who are exposed to literature throughout their day, not just during the ELA time, are given more time interacting with text. As a result of these opportunities, they become more fluent readers, and best of all, enjoy reading different genres of text (and in this case, math).

Because the plan is to make these books part of the permanent Kindergarten lending teacher library, this impact of this gift will be felt well beyond this year's Kindergarten class at McInnis. Thank you for this opportunity.

 

 

Budget Narrative

We would like to purchase 2 of each book title. There are 4 Kindergarten classrooms, two classrooms share one hallway. One set of books can be shared between two classrooms. This math literature library will be stored in the middle meeting room of the Kindergarten Pod. The books will be labeled 'For Kindergarten Math CC Standards'. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 2 copies of One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book. Author: April Pulley Sayre. $13.96
2 2 copies of 12 Ways to Get to 11. Author: Eve Merriam. $35.98
3 2 copies of Quack and Count. Author: Keith Baker. $15.20
4 2 copies of 1,2,3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book. Author: Eric Carle. $15.98
5 2 copies of Excavator’s 1, 2, 3: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker and Ethan Long. $13.54
6 2 copies of Counting on Fall. Author: Lizann Flatt and Ashley Barron. $15.90
7 2 copies of Lemonade in Winter: A Book about Two Kids Counting Money. $27.18
8 2 copies of How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten. Author: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. $12.22
9 2 copies of Click Clack Splish Splash. Author: Doreen Cronin. $17.84
10 2 copies of Chicka Chicka 1 2 3. Author: Bill Martin Jr. $15.98
11 2 copies of 100 Hungry Ants. Author: Elinor J Pinczes. $15.98
12 2 copies of One Frog Sang. Author: Shirley Parenteau. $31.98
13 2 copies of My Granny Went to Market. Author: Stella Blackstone. $12.78
14 2 copies of What’s New at the Zoo. Author: Suzanne Slade. $16.22
15 2 copies of Animals on Board. Author: Stuart Murphy. $11.98
16 2 copies of Super Sand Castle Saturday. Author: Stuart Murphy. $11.98
17 2 copies of The Best Bug Parade. Author: Stuart Murphy. $11.98
18 2 copies of Ten Little Rubber Ducks. Author: Eric Carle. $12.98
19 2 copies of Math Fables: Lessons that Count. Author: Greg Tang. $27.78
20 2 copies of How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Author: Margaret McNamara. $26.92
21 2 copies of Spaghetti and Meatballs for All. Author: Marilyn Burns. $13.98
22 2 copies of 10 Little Fish. Author: Audrey Wood. $18.80
23 2 copies of Zero the Hero. Author: Joan Holub. $24.46
24 2 copies of Number Munch. Author: Charles Reasoner. $8.88
25 2 copies of Five Little Monkeys Story Book Treasury. Author: Eileen Christelow $10.03
26 2 copies of Ten Black Dots. Author: Donald Crews. $12.78
27 2 copies of Ten Apples Up on Top. Author: Dr. Seuss. $11.98
28 2 copies of Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll $13.98
29 2 copies of Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno $21.96
  Total: $501.21

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