By the end of Kindergarten, some skills that the students should be able to do include (but are not limited to):
- orally count to 100 by 1s and 10s
- identify and write numbers accurately from 1-20
- compare numbers (bigger versus smaller)
- count objects with one-to-one correspondance
To practice these skills, the children enjoyed some fresh air while practicing their counting skills using manipulatives. This is something that can easily be practiced at home as well! Families can use any item to count like beans, crayons, crackers, marshmallows, cotton balls.... anything! Pay close attention that students don't accidentally skip numbers as they count, and don't rush moving objects over as they count aloud. Students can also practice counting equal groups (i.e. make two groups of seven bears).