I had the students sit on the carpet, and I handed out the pumpkin numbers and pumpkin dots. I asked the students to come up and place their pumpkin numbers in the correct order.
Then we went back through the numbers, and showed the number represented in dots.
This was a easy way to get the kids excited about counting, and this will be one of my center options now the the kids know how to use them!
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