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Every night before bedtime, my son and I read about four books. He loves books about the alphabet and numbers. I wanted to expose my son to the numbers, 1-100, and began searching for books that would fulfill this task. The book called Emily’s First 100 Days of School by Rosemary Wells was the answer to my request.
This book is about a bunny named Emily who is starting school. Emily tells the reader about her first 100 days of school through short stories. Below is the short story associated with Emily’s 17th day of school.
“Miss Cribbage reads aloud Dick and the Donkey. I follow along and read seventeen words all by myself. “Wow!” says Miss Cribbage.”
This book keeps my son’s attention. It takes about 25 minutes to complete all the stories from 1 -100. My son likes to stop at certain numbers to make comments or observe the colorful pictures!
This book has encouraged my son to create other stories with numbers. He will take two Munchkin Bath Numbers; for example, six and two, and tell a story about 62. I interact with my son during the stories by adding to the plot.
You can do a similar activity with your students. Below is how to execute it:
- Divide students into small groups.
- Assign each group a number.
- Groups are to create a piece of art that is connected to their assigned number.
- New Exercise Move
- Other ideas
- Optional: Choose a theme for the stories
- Have students choose how they want to present their artwork to the class.
- Make this a weekly activity until all numbers from 1-100 are covered.
Have fun creating!
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