Positional language is such a fun part of our numeracy curriculum! Today I’d like to share some activities from our Positional Language week!
Day 1 – I always start with this unbelievably annoying yet addictive video to grab the kids attention – I love using youtube to open up a new lesson with my kiddies. We had a chat about the different places that the monkey was hiding and had the song stuck in our heads for the remainder of our lives the week.
Next we had a movement break and go on a bear hunt! This is my favourite Bear Hunt video on youtube – my kids always go nuts for it. We had a big talk about inside voices and staying in one spot and the kids did a great job being sensible.
We then looked at the story “On my skateboard’ on Sunshine Online [it’s amazing, go check it out and have a play with the trial, I promise you’ll want to talk your admin team into purchasing it as well].
Day 3 – Today we did numeracy rotations. Many of the activities were to do with number though my aide played a positional word bingo game [from sparklebox] with her group. She also gave the kids instructions using counters which cemented the language even more.
Day 4 – We moved on to exploring positional words in relation to our bodies by playing Simon Says and introducing the concept of left and right. We put our hands in the sky and looked for the hand that made the L shape with our thumb and pointer. The kids then traced their left and right hands into their math journals and labelled them.
Day 5 – We discussed positional language in the playground and took lots of photos. One of my teaching partners used the plates and utensils in home corner to discuss positional language – I thought it was a great idea and will remember it for next time!That just about sums up my week in Numeracy! I hope you were able to get some new ideas out of my post- I’m sure you will all love the monkey song hehe