This year, I think my students have finally mastered SKIP COUNTING...ok...so maybe at least a few of them have.
I tried really hard to make the unit relevant. For counting by 2's I used pieces of numbered paper with 2 turkeys on each paper. This really helped with understanding that there are really 2 objects to be counted. It's not just Ms. Fleming forgetting to say every other number!
For 5's we used hand print turkeys (adorable!). Shout out to First Grader at Last for this awesome idea!
For 10's, I divided the class in groups and each group glued 10 fall leaves on each paper. I did this
ugly um...not really thought out bulletin board to show off our hard work and BAM, they are finally getting it! To really achieve understanding of the concept, we practiced all of this in relation to a 100's board.
We practiced even more with my Thanksgiving Skip Counting station.
I am curious, is this a skill your first graders pick up easily or do they come to you already knowing it?