Introducing our new Counting Collections. First grade standard is to count to 120. Here is a great way for students of all levels to practice their countings. There are several groupings beginning at counting to 20, to 50, to 100, to 120, to 200, and to 500. These Counting Collections addresses the needs of all levels. As we count, we definitely talk about strategies. Look at our anchor charts below. See how the kids lay out their counters in grouping strategies.
Later a child said, "y has 3 sounds." Yes! I thought to myself--y has all these sounds; because English language has all these varied phonics. Light bulb!