Today was our first day with the sorting box. It’s a wooden box with slits to drop in tiles pertaining to color, shapes (although not much shapes), and counting. Counting is with both symbols & counting the objects. Match symbol to counting pairs (picture) or counted objects to objects.
Lily was disinterested during the intro. She watched her iPad & ignored maggie and I. But after a bit she followed through with the color portion even though her strength is numbers. Maggie did very well. Through this activity I learned her main numbers to focus on are 4, 6 and 9. Symbols are fuzzy with her right now. Her counting skills are excellent.
We also also worked on shapes. We matched each shape with its card (getting through 5 shapes) because we talked so much about them counting sides & comparing.
At the end of day to go over Maggie’s learned material she and I got out the spindle box & focused on number recognition. We then used the number tiles for recall.