# Pencils! Pencils! How many pencils did you count? Created by: Kristin Kaye Grubb Early Childhood Major at the University of Rio Grande.

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Pencils! Pencils! How many pencils did you count? Created by: Kristin Kaye Grubb Early Childhood Major at the University of Rio Grande.

Introduction: This web quest has been designed to help preschoolers with early counting skills.

Purpose: This web quest is intended to meet the following Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Math Standard: Number, Number Sense and Operations, Indicator #4: Determine “how many” in sets of 5 or fewer objects.

Directions for Parents and Teachers: 1.) Before exploring this web quest with your child or student, allow the child to practice counting concrete objects (i.e., toy cars, spoons, cups, etc.) (This activity will introduce and prepare your child or student for the web quest.)

Directions for Parents and Teachers Continued: 2.) Completing the Web Quest activity: A. Have the child count the number of pencils in each row out loud. B. Give the child immediate feedback. Tell the child whether or not his or her answer is correct. If the child gives an incorrect answer, encourage him or her to recount the pencils.

Directions for the Student: Hi! Welcome to this web quest! Today, you are going to count the number of pencils in each row. Count out loud so that your parent or teacher can hear you. Smile and have fun!

Let’s start counting! 1.) How many pencils are in this row? Go to the next slide for more counting fun!

Let’s keep counting! 2.) How many pencils are in this row? Go to the next slide for more counting fun!

Keep on counting! You are doing great! 3.) How many pencils are in this row? Go to the next slide for more counting fun!

Are you still counting? Keep up the good work! 4.) How many pencils are in this row? Go to the next slide for more counting fun!

Let’s count one more time! 5.) How many pencils are in this row? You are finished! Smile and keep counting! Good job! Attention Parents and Teachers: Please see the next slide for follow-up instructions.

Follow-up Instructions for Parents and Teachers: * Was the web quest a success? Answer the following questions: 1.) How well did he or she do? 2.) Did he or she answer most of the questions correctly? 3.) Does he or she need extra help with his or her counting skills?

Follow-up Activities: 1.) Continue to have your child count objects around the house. 2.) Allow your child to complete this web quest again in the future to track improvement. I welcome any comments concerning the quality of this web quest. Please see the next slide for details.

Contact Information: I would love to hear about you and your child’s experience with this web quest. Please email any comments, questions, and/or concerns to me at the following email address: Kristin Grubb For a link to a related web quest, please see the next slide.

Related Web Quest Macaroni Math Mania Click on the link “Count Us In” to find a variety of counting games.

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