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TEACHER TRAININGChant, Move, and Count! (PreK & Kindergarten)

Chanting and moving on a steady beat builds one-to-once correspondence and left-to-right visual tracking.
This lays the foundation for accurate counting skills.

Students build positional number sense when they chant and move in the Human Number Line.
They make connections between spatial relationships -- such as before, after, between and beside -- and number.

Moving and counting with the children’s book, Meadow Count prepares students to create
their own arts integrated children's books. This project interweaves student creativity in mathematics, reading and literacy!

About this Workshop

In this arts integration Early Childhood training, teachers use rhythm and movement to teach children counting, cardinality, and positional number sense. Begin the workshop by moving and chanting on a musical steady beat, as you explore how steady beat is fundamental for developing one-to-one correspondence and accurate counting. Then, learn to use your chanting and moving skills to teach counting and number cardinality. Next, explore how to develop children’s positional number sense using the Human Number Line.

Finally, discover how the children’s book, Meadow Count serves as a model for creating your own book. Learn to write children’s books that connect counting to natural environments, to the seasons, and to other classroom topics throughout the year. When you return to the classroom, you’ll be ready to collaborate with your students to create your own chanting, moving, and counting book!


Grade Level: Pre-K - K

Number of Participants: 35

Workshop Time: 3 hours

Workshop Setup

  • LCD projector and Screen

  • Speakers

  • Chairs arranged in a semicircle facing the screen

  • Plenty of room for movement

Resources Required

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