Video for Counting Back from 20–Shake Your Groove Thing!

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

I’m hanging out in one of my Kinder classes, and I’m having a blast! Check out this great video from Have Fun Teaching for counting back from 20. They have lots of other videos, too, so be sure to check out their YouTube channel. You should have seen me shaking my groove thing along with all the Kinder babies. After ‘doing’ the video, we played a fun round of Count Around the Circle counting back from 20 to 0. Each time around, the student who said 0 had to sit down until we were left with just one student standing! Great fun and excellent practice.



  1. Anonymous

    oh, I always get in trouble when I read your posts late at night…just one or two and then I am clicking all over the place…expanding my mathmind while NOT going to sleep!!!! Thank you ever so much for your awesome postings and links! You have enriched my teaching and impacted my kinders! God bless you – I hope you are warm and well!!!!!

    • Donna Boucher

      I got a good chuckle out of this comment! Thanks so much, and I’m glad you find my resources useful. 🙂

    • Traci Bender

      Love the count around the circle game idea! Will be trying this tomorrow. Sounds like fun!!

      The Bender Bunch

    • Donna Boucher

      LOVE Count Around the Circle! I like that each child responds individually, rather than chorally as a whole group. It really keeps them engaged and is a great formative assessment.

  2. TheElementary MathManiac

    I have been using You Tube videos (especially ones the kids can move to) a LOT this winter. I have been blogging about some of my favorites and this one is definitely one to add to my list. Thanks for sharing!

    The Math Maniac

  3. Jean

    I always like incorporating movement in my interventions and saw a huge impact with my virtual groups. We will definitely be dancing to this one!


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