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Week 2: Subitizing Varied Objects

Lesson 4

Children compare different arrangements of 4 and 5 dots, read Let's Count and other books, and play the digital Birthday Café game.


Circle Time

Dot Plates   
5–10 min.

 

Close-up of a child's hand pointing to a purple dot on the paper Dot Plate his teacher holds.

Children QUICKLY identify or compare the number of dots on a plate, focusing on the arrangements of 4's and 5's.

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Let's Count   
10–15 min.

 

A teacher holds up a the book Let's Count.

Read the book Let's Count, by Tana Hoban.

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Learning Centers

Birthday Café   
10–15 min. 

 

A young child's hand hovers over his iPad, where he is seating characters at tables in the Gracie and Friends Birthday Cafe app.

Digital Learning Center: Children seat the correct number of people at each table and then make sure that everyone gets the same amount of food to eat.

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City Skate   
10–15 min. 

 

A preschool girl in a pink striped shirt looks at the Gracie and Friends City Skate app on an iPad.

Digital Learning Center: Children help Teenie collect groups of two, three, four and five objects as she skateboards through the city.

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Jungle Gym   
10–15 min. 

 

The home screen of the Gracie and Friends Jungle Gym app is seen on an iPad, with a young girl's hands nearby.

Digital Learning Center: Children choose and decorate a robot with stickers, then dangle robots with the same number of dots together on the jungle gym.

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Café Lotto Match   
15 min.

 

Cafe Lotto Match game materials are on a table, with children's hands seen holding a game board and a set of cards.

Hands-On Learning Center: Children match groups of diners to tables with the same number of chairs in this fast-paced game.

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Skateboard Bingo   
15–20 min.

 

Close-up of a child resting her arms nest to a Skateboard Bingo board, a grid with one to five colorful objects in each square.

Hands-On Learning Center: Children play a game of bingo where they try to QUICKLY recognize the number of dots on caller cards and fill up their bingo boards.

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Jungle Gym Board Game   
15–20 min.

 

A preschool teacher and two children play the Jungle Gym Board Game on the carpeted floor.

Hands-On Learning Center: In this board game, children roll a die and then move their robot game pieces across the rungs of a jungle gym to the finish line.

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Subitizing Books   
10–15 min.

 

An array of subitizing books lie on the table.

Book Corner: Children read subitizing books.

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Outdoors

Roll and Hop   
15–20 min.

 

Children hop away from a fence bordering the playground pavement.

Children roll a die and hop that many times toward the finish line.

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