Number Sense: Count Me In
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Join Amy Mockbee and Emily Boucher from Work & Play Early Childhood Consulting for a series of Math workshops designed to support parents and caregivers of young learners.
In this session Amy and Emily will cover:
- Introduction to number sense; what it means and what it looks like for children.
- Ways to encourage children to count, practice and foster an interest in counting.
- Books, songs and games that encourage number sense and practice through play & connection.
Amy Mockbee grew up mostly in New Jersey in a big family. She went to Bucknell University for Elementary Education and moved to New York City, where she received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College. Amy taught and lived in NYC for 11 years, including at The Brearley School and Horace Mann School. She and her husband Geoff and three children now live in Westfield, New Jersey, where for the last 12 years she has taught preschool at The Kent Place School. Amy is involved in her community, helps with curriculum development and instruction at her church and served on the board of the nursery school her children attended.
Emily Boucher grew up in New Jersey. She received a degree in Elementary Education from Rosemont College and a Masters in Education from New York University. She taught both preschool and kindergarten in NYC, including at The Brearley School and The Buckley School. Emily later served as the director of Beginnings Nursery School and as the Associate Director at The Brick Church School. After teaching preschool in Connecticut for the past eight years, Emily and her family relocated to Spring Lake, New Jersey. Emily is currently the interim director at Monmouth Montessori Academy. She and her husband Eric have five children. Their oldest is a junior in college and the youngest is in second grade.