Thursday, January 20, 2011

Number Poem

Down you run and 1 is done.
Around, and down, and out go you,That's the way to make a 2.
Around, and around, just like a bee,That's the way to make a 3.
Down, across, and down once more,That's the way to make a 4.
Short neck, belly fat,Number 5 wears a hat.
Down, around, in a circle you go,That's a six, just as you know.
Straight across, slide down from heaven,That's the way to make a 7.
First a snake, then come back straight,That's the way to make an 8.
First a ball and then a line,That's the way to make a 9.
Tall straight, circle then,That's the way to make a 10.

This poem has helped my 5yo remember which way her numbers face, and to remember to start at the upper left, moving right & down. My 3yo energetically follows along, in her "uh huh, me too!" phase. We like to get out the magnadoodles or go to the chalkboard and write along. The first few times we read it, though, we just traced our fingers in the air. We've done it every day this week and she's already memorized it, gleefully, very proud of herself.


  1. This is great, Nessa! Did this come from earthschooling or somewhere else?

  2. Earthschooling. January's Kindy curriculum, in the verses. :)


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