Following an introduction to the concept of addition last week, the children created their own Halloween number stories. This week, we continued our Halloween spirit by practicing our number writing in a spooky setting! Using our D’Nealian handwriting books, the children not only practiced writing their numbers, but also holding their pen correctly and following the dotted lines from top to bottom. They also participated in a series of different number writing activities. They had fun creating a class number book, practicing their number recognition, and writing the numbers together in a “Big Book.” Then they thought of items to represent the numbers on each page, such as two cougar paws representing the number two and three school buses for the number three. During our Reflection time, some of the children created their own individual number books. In addition to the books, the children enjoyed playing Ghost Bingo, Number Scrolls, and a game called Roll and Record that involves rolling dice.