After learning the numbers and sets, the teacher assesses counting, sets, and fact families.
The teacher sets up a bear hunt with 20 stuffed bears from homes, labels them 1-19 and places a bucket in front of it with edible foods. The teacher also needs a deck of flashcards 0-20, circle mats labeled 0-20, and pencil and paper for students.
Before entering the room, students draw a card (0-20) and from that card, the student counts forward five additional numbers.
When entering the room, the student picks up a ziplock bag. The students go on the bear safari once in the room. The students will identify the number on the bear and take that many items to put in the bag. The student continues until he/she finds all the bears.
The students take a seat at the sorting mats and categorize all items into sets, labeled. The teacher assesses and sends to another table.
The students sit at the next table and create an equation concretely with the items, then compose the fact family on the paper.
After all assessments are finished, the students are rewarded with a nature walk. During the nature walk, the students discover numbers in nature through counting. They may eat their trail mix during the walk.