ABC-123 KnOWLedge is Power!
As promised, here is the other set of Alphabet-owl themed cards. The clip art is again by Laura Strickland and includes a separate set of upper and lowercase letters so that you can play Memory Match Concentration games as well as “I Have; Who Has?”
You can also use these cards as an assessment tool for Common Core RF.K1d and L.1.1a
Besides having students arrange the cards in alphabetical order and making an Itty Bitty KnOWLedge Booklet, or matching upper to lowercase letters, have children make up CVC words for "word work" during Daily 5 time.
For games and other ideas of how to use the cards, check out my idea tip sheet that's included in the packet.
Click on the link to view/download the Owl-Themed Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Cards
Since the owl-themed things have been so popular, I wanted to make counting cards to match the alphabet cards too.
The cards go up to 120 since that's now the standard for 1st grade.
I have a cover for Counting to 100 and a cover for Counting to 120 if you'd like students to sequence and then collate the owls into a mini booklet of KnOWLedge.
Have students sort the cards into odd and even piles.
Give two children an owl. Ask the class: "Whoooooooo has the numbered owl that is greater than?" Pass out two more owls and choose two more children and ask: "Whooooo has the numbered owl that is less than?" Play until everyone has had a turn.
If you have an owl theme in your room, put one up each day as you count up to 100 Day!
Click on the link to view/download the Owl-Themed Counting Cards
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“The mind is an iceberg-it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water.” –Sigmund Freud
An Adventure With Numbers
In my teaching experience, I found that it was a bit more difficult to get the boys excited about doing some of the daily activities I had planned.
I also learned quickly, that if I incorporated something as simple as clip art into the lesson, that this would peak their interest, and I’d have a real motivational tool to helping them get down to business.
Even though God’s given me the wonderful gift to be able to draw a lot of my own creations for this website, it’s always nice to integrate clips from a male perspective.
When you tell a little boy that you’re going to count today, you’ll likely see eyes roll in a bored fashion, followed by audible groans.
Instead, whisper that they’re going on an adventure, to see how many snails, snakes, frogs and dragons they can find and count; and you’ll not only have their attention, but they’ll probably WANT to get going right away!
I designed Counting Creatures with this in mind, and was delighted to have Phillip Martin’s permission to use his wonderful clip art for my TeachWithMe projects.
Click on the link to check out his awesome site.
I think the girls will have fun too. I used to say my daughter was a princess with hiking boots.
This packet includes the following:
1. An easy reader booklet where students read the sentence, trace and write the number and number word, make that many tally marks, circle the number in the sequence, and then glue the number creature to the matching box in their booklet.
2. Number cards + a cover so that students can make an Itty Bitty booklet.
You can also use these for flashcards, or a variety of games. I’ve included a tip sheet of what else you can do with them.
3. A graphing extension
4. An anchor chart number poster +
5. A certificate of praise.
Click on the link to view/download Counting Creatures packet
I hope these cute creatures get your creative kids counting!
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“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” –Joseph Addison