Based on Chicka Chicka 1 2 3
by Bill Martin, Jr. this KinderLit book allows the children to count sets and match them to a numeral. It also gives the children a chance to move and do motions while reading their versions! "1 hops to 2. 2 hops to 3." "7 runs to 8. 8 runs to 9."
On the pages for 1 - 20, the children cut out boxes of sets to match to the numerals. We have also included numbers to match for an easier version! Number words can be used, if desired.
This book is a favorite with all kindergartners!
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How do I use this book in my classroom?
Your students can create their own copy of this book! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program before sending the books home. The teacher's copy can be laminated and placed in the class library for the children to read over and over during the year. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
1 2 3 Up the Tree by KinderLit
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License
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