With my book “1...2...3... Shapes!” students practice writing numbers, identifying shapes, and counting. There are two versions: one that has blank shapes for students who can write numbers independently, and one that already has numbers for those who want to trace.
Shapes included: circle, oval, square, rectangle, rhombus, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, and trapezoid. Practice included for writing and counting the numbers 1-10.
In our class, my students write a number inside each shape with a pencil. For example: on the first page they would write a “1” inside the rhombus with a pencil. I check the number, then they trace the number with colored marker. Finally they color the shape in with crayon.
When the book is complete, they can read the sentence at the bottom of each page, touching the words with their “reading finger” (pointer finger). For example, they would read “1 rhombus.” Then they touch and count the shape or group of shapes.
I staple the books down the left side or hole punch them and put them in a folder with brads.
Happy writing, counting, and coloring!