## Monday, February 17, 2014

### Working on facts of 6

Here is the Smart board lesson I have made for 6, it is just like 5 but I now wrote the number 6 on each screen so they remember we are working on SIX and not 5 anymore.  They move some of one and some of another and make six, writing how many of each they have and then writing the math sentence under it - still working on that part as you can see, but progress has been made! :)

Same game from last week, but I bumped it up to making 6.  I used an egg carton cut down to 10.  I then wrote the numbers 1-6 in the bottom of each, leaving 7-10 with no numbers.  The students roll the dice and and put that number of red ones in the ten frame.  They then fill up the other numbers with blue so in the end, they just have 6 pieces in the egg carton.  Then they write down how many red ones and how many blue ones.

We played gamebone again today because they enjoyed it on 100th day and not everyone had a chance to play as long as they would like.  Great game.
Save the Snowman is a great little bump game I have used before.  The students are adding numbers and covering up the number they get.  They can bump a friend off if they only have one on the number they need, but if they have two locked on then they can't knock off the friend.

Counting Plus - a great game, hands down a favorite of mine.

Teen bingo, I decided to make this an independent station for math, they draw a ten frame card and cover up that number.  It went very well and I hope they will start to count OFF from the known 10 - fingers crossed!

Here are the students building with TP rolls and paper plates. I have them numbered 11 - 21 and they are to stack the tubes in order.  I put a number 21 so they can see the difference and so I can see who noticed!

Counting Race is a great app that up to four children can play at a time.  You can add, subtract and just count numbers.
The bowl game is a great game I have shown before, but today we bumped up to 6 and practiced writing our math sentence LONG ways.  This was a new thing for us. :)

I used an old game I made up and added a little twist to it - taking a 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 piece of paper, I had the children write the teen number instead of just matching it as we have done before.

This is a great teen game.  It uses several different ways to show the teen numbers in a cute little game!

## Wednesday, February 12, 2014

### 100th day Math tubs

We finally made it to the 100th day of school.  We started the day off with a hat made with 10, ten frames with 100 dots made with markers.  We counted out 100 things to eat for snack, we weighed various items that had 100 things and placed them in order by weight.  (cotton ball, quips, paper plates, pennies, spoons, craft sticks, beans, straws, toothpicks, etc)  We then ended our day in math tubs doing 6 different stations.  Here they are:

Here we are making an old project of a hot dog dog by counting by tens - it is a very cute little dog they all loved doing.

The students were filling out the ten frame here with a little help if they needed it, some students I stopped at 30 and sent to the computer to play this game.  Others went over when they finished.

I had a great volunteer working with this station - 100 seconds - how many squats, push ups, hopping on one foot, etc can you do?

This is just a sheet that the sudents made ten sets of ten unifix cubes.

Here is a coloring sheet with the number 100 that they have a math addition problem to solve and color it the correct color.

and here 100 stickers and guessing how many in the jars and if the number was more or less than 100.  Busy busy day and truthfully so glad it is over!!

### February Fun - teen numbers, addition, great counting apps

I adapted this game from a game I found here.  The students roll the die and if they roll a three, they place three red ones on the five frame I made.  They then fill in the remaining squares with blue and write the math equation on the board - this board I found on a missing addend game I found on TPT for thanksgiving.  I tell the students if they roll the same number they have already rolled, to roll again so they have different math equations.

Here the students are picking a card ( I also found on tpt) and the students pick a snowman and place the number of buttons on the ten frame that the card ask for.  I then ask the students to show the number with the cards that I made and placed on a ring. (each set has the number 0-9 just on a small index card and laminated and a ring placed to keep one set in order)

These nice little set cards are nice to have around.  They can just be placed in page protectors and I can check students very quickly.  I is really helping the students to apply their knowledge of ten frames and as a teacher I can see very quickly how far along many students are!

Oh, now this is a new favorite!!!  We have a SMART table that is about 5 years old.  We have only one that we share between six classes.  So we only see it for about a month.  The students love it so much, but they are very expensive (\$7,000)  BUT, I have found this little app called Counting Plus.  It is amazing.  Two students (or four) can play at the same time.  They can play just to play or they can compete against each other.  It flashes the objects quickly so subitizing is addressed and it will speed up or slow down.  AWESOME!

This is a great packet and in it is this little go fish game that includes an "I can" card that is helpful for a free running station.  My students LOVE this game!

This is a great little Bump game - they play it great, they are adding and do not know it, and they are working on winning nicely and loosing happily.

Xtra math - our school decided to do this, everyone said that it probably would not be for Kindergarten, but since I love technology, I thought I would at least check it out.  WOW, from what I can tell it is a free program.  You add your children, they get a four digit code that they can use at home also.  Parents can check their progress and each week, Xtra math sends me a report letting me know who has mastered which fact families.  I have added this into my math tubs.  I figure five minutes a day is great.  I feel that my kids are going to really have a jump start for first grade when it comes to learning math facts.  This really helps them move quickly.  They ONLY problem I have with this is that now, when I read a word problem, they are quick to tell me the answer instead of sketching it out! I have to remind them that they have to SHOW me, even if they know.  It's not a terrible problem. :)