Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tally Mark Practice

One of the skills practiced by my Kindergarten students is making tally marks.  This is practiced on a daily basis in the their Calendar Notebooks as they track the number of days in each month as well as the daily weather.  I have noticed that this skill is one that could stand some additional practice, so I put together a hands-on lesson highlighting the tally mark concept.

Craft stick tally marks -  it's very simple yet concrete.   I added a basket of small stones each with the numbers 1-15. Later I plan to add numbers 16-20 - I just ran out of craft sticks…!
Tally Marks 1-10.


  1. I Sasha, can you explain me what is the goal. I am french so English is not my first langage and I could not figure out in your article what is the purpose of this beautiful activity. Thanks a lot !