- To count the number of coloured-pegs separately
- To learn what is ‘Total’
- 20 pegs (I packed ten yellow ones and ten purple ones)
- Pegs board
- Blank notebook
- Writing tools
- I wrote the header ‘Let’s count’ on the top of the page, showed C and told him that this is what we will be doing.
- Next, I proceeded to write, ‘How many pegs do we have?’ on the page.
- I showed C the surprise egg and told him to crack it open (Note: He loves surprise eggs. After he cracks open the eggs and sees the coloured pegs inside, he went “Wow”.)
- Instructed him to use the pincer grip (I call it “three fingers), and place the pegs on the peg’s board.
- Drew a line on the page, followed by ‘purple pegs’.
- Instructed C to count the purple pegs one by one.
- Instructed C to write the number that he has counted (as shown in the picture).
- Same instructions for the yellow pegs
- Wrote ‘Total’ on the page and told C that we will be counting the total number of pegs that we have, and proceeded to write “9+8=”
- Instructed C to count the pegs by taking them one by one and placing them in the surprise egg.
- C wrote the answer to the ‘Total’
‘Hi-Five’ I conducted the same lesson over the next few days but changed the number of pegs I have for each coloured-pegs.