Here are the promised Calendar Cards to promote the Common Core Standard K.CC.5 that I am sharing with you. Just click HERE and Here to go to my Google Docs file to download them.
This is the Common Core Standard:
Count to answer "How many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration.
How would I use them?
I would make a ringed set of laminated counting cards for each child in your class. Then, each day (they are numbered in the upper left hand corner of the card) the class would orally practice counting the hearts together. Then I would ask individual students about their strategy to count sets of objects when they are not lined up in a row (which is the easiest way for students to count objects).
The student would orally share their strategy. Lastly, I would call on one more individual student to try the strategy that was discussed by their classmate and orally recount the hearts of the day.
By doing this as a calendar routinue, the teacher is providing 31 opportunities for students to practice this Common Core Standard!