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Ten Black Dots

  1. This is a great activity for students learning their numbers, or at least beginners.
  2. Have the book Ten Black Dots, by Donald Crews, available for your kids to peruse and read. You should read this to them before they use it at the center as well.
  3. In the story, Donald Crews uses black dots to make different scenes, starting from one black dot and going to ten black dots.
  4. Have your kids make mini-books similar to Ten Black Dots by using circular pieces of black construction paper as a starting point. They should use a square of construction paper of a different color as the background for their collage.
  5. These mini-books work well if different colors of construction paper are used for each number. Have students punch holes in the left side of the construction paper and assemble into a book using string.

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