Kindergartners are not only learning to count by ones, they are learning to count by fives and tens! We introduced the concept of counting by fives by reading the book, Arctic Fives Arrive by Elinor J. Pinczes. The children loved this story which is a fun way to introduce the concepts of math (counting by fives), the arctic habitat, geography and natural phenomenon (the northern lights).
We then watched a short video showing and explaining the northern lights on Discovery Education. The children were so excited they insisted we watch it twice! The children then drew and colored their own skies in their journals and used their color words to describe their skies.
The Northern Lights