One of the math routines, I used daily in my classroom in kindergarten was this simple Ten Frame chart which I had posted next to my calendar to correspond with the date. Each day, we discussed how many ones and tens we had based on the date. Later in the year, we talked about how many more we need to get a ten. It was amazing how well the children began to understand quantities from 0 to 30 because of this.
Sing to Learn:
I used this song everyday as we were working on counting to 100. Although many of my kids knew it, this was always one of our math routines. I love the song but this visual is just perfect for all learners.
Goodies to Share:
Speaking of visuals, a while ago, I blogged about my Place Value Robot. It really was a spur of the moment visual, I created for my kiddos. Well, I gave it a MAJOR update. Here it is now.
And, thank you, Ms. Arnold. I am so glad that I was not the only one who thought the Monopoly money game mentioned in this chapter was pure genius. As I was creating this, my husband said why make fake money when you could go buy it. Well, I guess he just doesn't understand teachers, does he. Tell me, I'm not the only one. Please.
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Happy Teaching and Learning,