number writing

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  1. kem

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    Okay, I asked this question yesterday under "Elementary" but then realized that I said letters instead of numbers:) Anyway, I am looking for any poems/songs that you may use that go with writing numbers correctly (i.e.-"Around the tree, around the tree makes the number three"). I have a set, but don't really like it. Thanks!
     
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    Number 1
    is like a stick
    A straight line down
    that's very quick!

    For number 2
    go right around
    Then make a line
    across the ground!

    Go right around
    What will it be?
    Go round again
    to make a 3!

    Down and over
    and down some more
    That's the way
    to make a 4!

    Go down and around
    Then you stop
    Finish the 5
    with a line on top!

    Make a curve
    Then a loop
    There are no tricks
    to making a 6!

    Across the sky
    and down from heaven
    That's the way
    to make a 7!

    Make an "S"
    And then don't wait
    Go up again
    to make an 8!

    Make a loop
    And then a line
    That's the way
    to make a 9!

    Make a 1
    and then an 0
    10 are all your fingers
    you know!
     
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    For the number 5, my kids sing "Straight line over and a straight line down with a nice big curve halfway around." from Jack Hartmann's Count By 5's song. It's not really a rhyme, but my kids have such an easier time writing it now. I wish Jack Hartmann could write a song with the writing strokes for the numbers.
     
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    I think Dr. Jean has a song like that. Don't remember what cd but if you go to her website I imagine you can do a search and find it
     
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    Thanks! I found it on the Totally Math CD. It figures....she does all kinds of great songs!

    BTW, my kids get to see Jack Hartmann in Daytona Beach in a couple months. I can't wait!
     
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    good glad you found it. Your kids should enjoy Jack Hartman. He came to our fall conference in Tulsa and he is really good. He is the main reason I went.
     
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    Thanks so much for the ideas!! Is the Dr. Jean song the same "Numeral" song that is on Sing To Learn? Her '5' isn't the same as how are's is taught, but that Jack Hartman one is!

    A lot of my kids can write the numbers, they are just backward. I know that this is developmental, but any tricks for reversals while we're on the # subject?
     
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    Reversals....I guess it's just a matter of constant modeling and time. The numbers that my students reverse the most are: 3, 4, 6, and 7. I'm not sure why those....but thats just my observation.
     
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    Same here-interesting!
     

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