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Week 3: Subitizing Even More Objects

Lesson 8

Children compare different arrangements of 4 and 5 pictures, play Pounce! with Pictures, and try a new outdoor game, Square Hop.


Circle Time

Picture Plates   
5–10 min.

 

A young child points to a picture of an orange on a round paper card held by her teacher.

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

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Pounce! with Pictures   
5–10 min.

 

Two children divide pieces of paper pizza equally between two paper plates.

Children play a game where they QUICKLY touch the pounce cards with same number of pictures as dots on the plate shown.

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Learning Centers

Treasure Bubbles   
10–15 min. 

 

Two preschool girls drag the ends an on-screen rope and catch a bubble in the Gracie and Friends Treasure Bubbles app.

Digital Learning Center: Children help characters blow bubbles and then work in pairs to pop the bubbles that have either two, three, four, or five sets of objects in them.

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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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Dominoes   
10–15 min.

 

A girl in a pink shirt sits at a table and lines up dominoes with matching numbers.

Hands-On Learning Center: Children build roads with dominoes by placing matching numbers together.

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Treasure Bubble Match   
15 min.

 

A teacher watches as a child reaches out to place a card in one of five cups with different numbers of dots.

Hands-On Learning Center: Children sort picture cards into numbered cups according to the number of objects on the cards.

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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

Square Hop   
15–20 min.

 

A boy hops over a chalk square drawn on pavement with dots in it. A teacher stands nearby.

Hop a path through the squares, stepping only on a specific number(s).

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