Let's
learn
how to count!
What is the first number? 

Counting
can
be fun! Can you try to count chickens? 

Why
do you need to numbers? When it comes
to learning you can count
us in! 

What
are numbers?
What do
they mean? Numbers represent symbols. 
Topic MiniResearch Real World
Activity Let's make a farm for Frank Farmer! What kind of animals will he have? How many of each animal will he have? How about cows? What about chickens? Let's make a book about counting the animals on the Frank Farmer's Farm for the library. 
Steps to Complete Real World
Activity 1. Decide what kinds of
animals Frank Farmer will have on his farm then lets count
how many there will be.
2. Start with 10 sheets of plain paper and number each page in order starting with number one. 3. Each page should have the same number of animals as the page number. For example: page two should have two animals. 4. Write the kind of animal you want on that page. 5. Draw a picture with your number of animals in your illustration. 6. Be sure to title your book and write your name as author and illustrator. 7. Be as creative as you want to be. Feel free to make it your own and let your imagination run wild! 
Topic Literature Activity 
A. Before
we start counting, let's make sure we know our numbers! 
B. Four
questions of understanding about Chicka Chicka 1 2 3. 1. What are the numbers trying to do? 2. Do the numbers accomplish their task? 3. Why are the numbers trying to get to the top of the apple tree? 4. Do they go in order? How? 
C. List your 2 critical
thinking questions based on your book. 1. If you were a number which would you be? Why? 2. How woud you try get to the top of the apple tree? 
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