By Nancy I. Sanders
I see patterns on a quilt that keeps me warm at night. Can children paste the correct pattern to each page?
This manipulative math-driven mini-book story includes high-frequency words and controlled vocabulary, and allows children to practice sequencing and fine motor skills. It also reinforces standards-based math and literacy skills as children read the text and glue patterns onto the corresponding pages to demonstrate comprehension! Includes easy step-by-step directions!
Seat groups of five children in a circle. Instruct one child in each group to use sounds made by animals to create a two- or three-sound pattern, such as moo, woof, chirp, moo, woof, chirp. Ask each child, in turn, to continue the pattern until every child has taken part. Then repeat the activity, starting with a different child. Encourage children to use animal sounds different from the ones previously used!