Preschool journals don’t just have to be for ABCs. STEM lesson plans for preschool can use journals too. This Counting Journal inspired by Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss is a great way for early math learners to document their numeracy skills – number formation, one-to-one correspondence, and number recognition as well.
The Ten Apples Counting Journal features 12 half-sized letter sheet pages. Download is available instantly upon purchase, to be printed and readily assembled. The Counting Journal is formatted for double sided printing. Collate pages, fold them down the middle and staple to create the perfect sized preschool journal to document your child’s learning of number 1 – 10.
The Counting Journal is a complete STEM lesson plan for preschool. It includes a cover, with space for your preschooler to write their name. Each number page features the number 3 ways: in numeral form, as number words and in dot formation. The numeral and number word appear in soft gray text to allow your child to practice forming both by tracing. Encourage your child to draw themselves and add ‘apples on top’ to represent the number as well.
You can also incorporate actual dice to help your preschooler become familiar with dice dot patterns. Recognizing these patterns is a skill set they will be expected to master by kindergarten.
See STEM in Preschool with Dr. Seuss Counting Journal to see this complete STEM lesson plan for preschool in action!