The first day back to school after the holiday break was hard for the “Can Dos” and Teacher Pat was having a hard time getting and holding their attention.
Kathy fell asleep and Annie had to nudge her with her elbow to wake up. Bobby was doodling in his notebook. Hector looked bored and Nellie and Maria kept whispering to each other.
“Class,” said Miss Pat,”I can see you are all having a hard time getting back into a listening and learning while sitting in your seats.
So, all of you go to your computers and we will do some counting exercises.”
Willie shrugged and said, “Miss Pat, I know how to count. What do I need the computer to count”?
Miss Pat answered, “Willie, I knew everyone would be having a hard time paying attention their first day back, so I made up two counting games to play on the computer. In the games you will be counting by 3’s and by 4’s.”
Nellie, looked nervous. “That sounds hard, she said. “Oh, it will be fun,” said Orrie. “Okay for you to say, Orrie.You are good at math.” answered Nellie.
Once the class was settled in at their computers, Miss Pat directed them to go to the “Can Do’ Club House, then click on games and choose the counting game. First play counting by 3’s. Then play counting by 4’s.
The room grew quiet for the first time all day as the class got busy playing the counting game.