Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Domino Addition Book

I made this to go along with our Every Day Calendar Counts program.  The students follow the teacher to color in their book.  For example, I have the students get two crayons.  I tell them to choose 1 color and color zero circles. We write 0 on the first blanks.  They put down that crayon and pick up the other color and color the center circle.  Then we write the rest of the number sentence.  Last we tell number stories that match the story.  We had 0 cats.  Then we went to the store and got one cat.  How many cats do we have now?  We continue up to 8 and 1.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Snowball Containers

Working off the mystery containers idea from a few months ago, we decided to make a snowball container activity for our math stations.  The class has been working on estimations, and we thought we could continue in January with snowballs.   We'll fill our containers with varying amounts of white pom-poms (snowballs).  The children will work on filling in estimates on their worksheet, then opening the containers and actually counting the snowballs.  ( We'll also encourage the math language of my estimate was more, less, or equal to the actual amount. )