Wednesday, 12 September 2012 08:48

## Monster Math! Sorting Odd and Even Numbers

1-2-3-Come Count and Sort Monsters With Me!

I enjoyed doing a mini-monster theme in early October.  My Y5’s LOVED it.

For a gross motor activity I had them prance around to the Monster Mash.

So I decided to make a Monster Math packet to help study even and odd numbers. “Odd Twad” and "Even Shteven” make it all the more fun!

The numbers go up to 30. Students can also count and sequence the numbers and make an Itty Bitty booklet.

You can play the game “I Have; Who Has?” by  tossing the cards in a basket.  Have each child choose a card and then start with the number 1.

The child holding monster card number one says: “I have monster 1.  Who has monster 2?” Children show their cards and then put them back in the basket.

Play continue til all of the cards have been called.

You can also put these cards up on the wall as a number line. Have some mischievous monster steal one each day. Students can guess which number is missing.

I've also put numbers on a clothesline, clipped with tiny clothespins. Mess up 3-5 numbers each day and have students tell you, using spatial direction words,( behind, beside, between, before, after etc. ) how to fix the line.

I hope you have a monstrously great time with this Monster Math Packet.

Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything you think others may find helpful.

“Winning isn’t always finishing.  Sometimes winning is just finishing!” –Manuel Diotte

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Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:29

## Color and Count Easy Reader Booklets

Looking for some easy readers that reinforce number and color words while helping little ones count?

You’ve come to the right place.  I’ve been busy dreaming up some really cute ones for spring, or ones that would be generic enough to plug in any time.

I think these will amuse your students.  I even have one with a baseball theme to get those boys interested!

Students trace and write the color and number words, then circle the correct number in the sequence and color that many objects.

If there are any topics you’re in need of, simply shoot me an e-mail.  I’d enjoy hearing from you. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click on the links for the following easy reader color and count bookletsGo (Baseball Color and Count), My Sunglasses, and My Colorful Fruit. I’m working on booklets appropriate for every month so pop by often.

These make great Daily 5 activities.

Feel free to PIN anything you think other teachers might enjoy as well and pop on in tomorrow for some more ideas too.

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Monday, 12 March 2012 12:50

## Counting Booklets Using A Ten Frame

123 Count With Me booklets are based on a ten frame. They are easy readers that cover a variety of math standards, at the same time incorporating reading and helping students practice fine motor skills, as they cut and glue the appropriate group/set to the matching numbered box.

Use these little booklets for Daily 5, a math center, independent activity when students have completed their regular work, easy plug in’s for substitutes, and great school-home connections.

For March I’ve designed 123 Count Shamrocks With Me, as well as 123 Count Kites With Me.

Make these booklets part of your monthly activities and empower your students.  Once you have explained and modeled how to do the first booklet, your students get down to business, and can work independently on their booklets from then on.

This frees the teacher up to work 1-on-1 with other children.

Each booklet comes with more standard-based activities: a graphing extension, a +1 more skill sheet, traceable word and number cards and a certificate of praise.

Children enjoy using stickers, X’s, or a bingo dauber to fill in the appropriate boxes of the ten frame.

These also make great table top worksheets. Do one page a day and collect.  When students have done all 10 pages staple their booklet together and read aloud as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.

Your students will enjoy making, collecting and sharing all of the 123 Count With Me booklets with their families.

Click on the link to view/down load and 123 Count Kites With Me.

If you’d like to look at the rest of the 123 Count With Me collection, click on the link and scroll down.

There are some for each of the past months. I will be designing more for April and May when the collection will be complete.

If you don't see a counting booklet that fits your needs, or have a suggestion for a new one, feel free to contact me. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    I design new things every day especially based upon viewers requests.

Be sure and pop in tomorrow for more teaching tips.

Do you have one you'd like to share?  I'd enjoy hearing from you! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or feel free to leave a comment here, especially if you use an idea.  Thanks in advance for your time.

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