Number Nine!

The Plan

Books

number-nine

Nine Ducks Nine by Sarah Hayes
Nine O’Clock Lullaby by Marilyn Singer
The Planets by Gail Gibbons
This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Nine Planets”

Song: “Nine Little Ducks Went Out to Play”
Nine little ducks went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only seven little ducks came back
(Count down by twos until one)
One little duck went out to play
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And none of her nine little ducks came back
Sad mother duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And all of her nine little ducks came back
Credit: Childhood

Song: “This Old Man”
This old man he played one,
He played knick-knack on my thumb
With a knick-knack, paddy-whack
Give a dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home
Credit: Childhood

Craft

We continued with our numbers coloring book today, working on number nine!

How It Went

Nine was the hardest number. SO HARD. Now, I know that Pluto isn’t an official planet anymore, but in Illinois…it is? I took a minute of two in storytime to talk about this (look, STEM!) and the kids were just happy to see pictures of the planets in general. “This Jazz Man” — featuring nine famous jazz musicians — was a huge hit for both teachers and kids. They all sang along with me, as much as they could!

3 comments on “Number Nine!

  1. Heather
    April 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    This number IS really tricky. I’m working on it this week. I can only think of the song “Dr. Knickerbocker” and just singing familiar songs that count down from ten and just starting at nine instead! Thanks for your suggestions!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

      It’s a hard number for sure! I was kind of glad the numbers were almost over at this point!

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