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Number Activities

About This Daily Classroom Special 
Each week Homework Hotline will suggest homework assignments aimed at grades K-1 and 2-3. Homework Hotline was written by Buzz Eyler, Director of Educational Technology
at the Orcutt School District ( CA) and a former Teachers Network web mentor. 

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Number Activities

This week the homework will center on number activities. The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free to copy, cut and paste the assignments into your own word processor for sending home (or print this page).

Day 1

Have the children go to the store with an adult. Choose any five items and write down the cost of each item. (They do NOT have to buy the item). Kindergarten and first grade: bring in the list of costs. Second and third: put the items in order from cheapest to most expensive. This can be due any time this week.

Day 2

Have the children take home a form that lists a variety of animals. How many legs would they see if they saw these animals in groups? To see a sample form, click here.

Day 3

Have the children go through their house and a count the objects on the attached form.

Day 4

Have the children add up all the birthdays of the people in their family living at home. Kindergarten and first graders: count beans or other objects which stand for the years. Second and third: add up the numbers. Bring them to school in the morning to make a chart.

 

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