Yesterday, the Preps read a story book that involves counting legs (or a singular ‘foot’ when counting snails).
‘If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sign to the beach, where a bunch of fun-loving crabs, lounging dogs, gleeful insects, and bewildered-looking snails obligingly offer their feet for counting in a number of silly, surprising combinations – from one to one hundred!’
We listed all of the different creatures in the book and counted how many feet they have.
1 – Snail (the bottom of the snail is known as a foot!)
2 – A person
4 – A dog
6 – An insect
8 – A spider
10 – A crab
The Preps drew a square in the centre of their page and put their choice of number (between 4 and 10) inside. They then had think of how that number could be made using animal legs. They drew their responses, then conferenced with the teacher.