## Friday, September 21, 2012

### MORE Printing numbers

Printing, Identifying, and making numbers will continue to be my focus.  Here are some activities I will be doing this upcoming week.  I always include MORE than just my six tables, but that allows for me to change out a station that the students are getting bored with or that may not challenge them.

I found this a while ago, I believe on TPT, but I can't find it now, a cute game and they match numbers to a ten frame set.
I was hoping with the Google Drive update, I would be able to turn a picture, but not yet, so sorry about the sideway pictures. :)  Anyway, this is Roll a Number.  The students roll a number and write it starting at the bottom and form a graph of the frequency of rolled numbers.  In this center I can monitor how the children are forming their numbers and I can reinforce graphing concepts.

A simple little mat with a number, the students just show the set with a manipulative.
I found this on Heidi Songs website, they cost, but the numbers go through 30 and the students really love doing this.
I found this somewhere, I can not take credit for it.  I remember it was with a little old lady roll and cover up games.  Here is a scanned copy of this game. BUMP is the name and it takes two players with two sticks of ten unifix cubes and die with the numbers 1-6 (bought these at a craft store) The children roll a number and cover that number.  The second child rolls a number and uses a different color cube to cover his/her number.  Back to the first friends turn, if they roll the number the friend covered up, they can BUMP them off, if they roll the same number that already has their piece on, they can attach another and "lock" that number as their own.  The person with the most unifix cubes on the board is the winner.
This is an old Math Their Way activity.  It is several numbers dotted on a card.  The children trace over with a dry erase marker.  It would be easy to make and just laminate.  I have found a magic eraser is much easier to clean the boards.
This game was a favorite of mine last year.  I found it on TPT for teen numbers.  I made my own 20-30 game, and now I made the 0-10 game.  I can't wait to try it with the kids!
And here is another quick game I found on Heidi song blog.  I usually start this with only number 0-5.  I have the students place those numbers in order and then match the set to the number.  I will add additional numbers as the students are ready.
This is just a great game I will keep handy when I have a parent helper in the room.  It is called Shape Adventure and I bought it from Carson Dellosa.
That should do it for the week!  Here is the link a good SMART board lesson I will use this week.  It is simple, but a great independent one.

Until next week . . . . . . .

## Wednesday, September 19, 2012

### Printing Numbers

It's all about printing numbers this week.  We can ALL use a little practice with both identifying and printing.

Here the children will write the number in the square that will be on a sheet of paper.  When they lift the template off, they connect the dots and make a mystery picture.  I will put just a scanned copy here, they are old Math Their Way cards. On the back I have stickers representing the number on the front so the kids will count the stickers later and write the number.
Dot card 1
Dot card 2
Dot card 3
Dot card 4
Dot card 5
Dot card 6
Dot card 7
Dot card 8
Dot card 9
Dot card 10
Dot card 12 Back too
Dot card 13
Dot card 14

ALL the dot cards are here
I love the Illuminations Ten Frame web site, the students need to listen and count.  I only use the How Many game right now.

I made this little game.  The students simply place the correct number of dots in the ten frame.  Very much like what they are doing above and on the SMART board last week.  Here is the link. Combined sheets are here.

Monkey Math on the touches.

Duck and Moose has a great app for counting.

I quickly made a SMART board lesson for printing numbers 0-10, I put our poems on the top so if I have a parent helper to help me, they can use the same language the kids are use to.

Oh, everyone LOVED this one.  I found this idea on Pinterest.  They just roll the number die I made out of squares from AC Moore and then roll the color die and stamp that number with the dots.  (Dollar Tree Bingo Markers)

Printing numbers again.  One side is all the numbers and the other side is just ONE number they may need help with.  I have included a small version of this and you can just make little ones, or big ones on your own.

Ratuki is a cute game that shows numbers in different ways.  I play this game when I have a helper.  I found it at Walmart, but for a little more, you can pick it up at Target too.

That's it for printing numbers this week - I do have more to come next week!

## Monday, September 10, 2012

Welcome back to 2012-13!  Sorry for the delay, but the beginning of the school year always wears me out!!  For the past 10 days, we have been just "exploring" in math tubs.  The students have enjoyed checking out all of my math manipulatives and they are even choosing various ones during play centers.  Well, as much as they enjoy exploring - I do not. :)  I feel like I am wandering aimlessly around the room, I guess I like more of a purpose.  So here we go!  Today was amazing, the volume went down tremendously and I could really see weaknesses in my group ( and strengths) :)

I started a group at the SMART board just using a quick game I made - I will load it soon to SMART exchange, but I can't seem to do it on a Mac. :( The students simply roll the die, move the chips into the ten frame to make the number and then write the number.  (BIG weakness in this group is writing numbers)

I found this activity on the Pocketfulofcenters.blogspot.com.  I can't seem to put my finger on it, but I scanned it.  The children pick a number, circle all of that number they can find and then count how many they could find.  (my assistant monitored and checked this table as needed)

I found these on Pinterest (oh how I love it).  The children simply identify the number and clip clothespins to the dots as a one to one correspondence.  Click here for the link.

Now this is cute and fast.  The children place these little puzzles in order.  They have them 1-5 and 1-10.  I used the 1-5 today, but I did need to throw in a 1-10 for a couple students that needed a little more.  Here is the link.

We have done a lot of Pete the Cat stuff these last 10 days, so I thought we would work with buttons on Pete.  I found this cute activity that the students LOVED.  All they do is draw a card, identify the number and place the correct number of buttons on the shirt.  Simple but fun.  Here is this link.

So, we will continue this week using these math activities, I will change out a couple to help the students stay engaged all week.  I will also need to do a whole group math one day to introduce geoboards and making numbers and shapes.   I am also working on a shape book in my morning groups with my assistant.  They are saying the poems and cutting and glueing shapes.

I added one additional activity to help with number id.  Here it is (I believe it is on page 48)