“Have you ever said, “I’ve done everything but stand on my head and they still don’t get it?” Well, this is one of those standards—composing and decomposing numbers. Now, when I say “get it” I mean do they REALLY get it?
- Do, they understand what is happening when they snap ten together and what does the “1” in the front really means?
- Can they show my multiple ways to make each number 11-19?
- Can they explain what is happening?
So when Michele and I got together to plan how we were going to teach this unit, it took a little longer than usual, like a lot longer! Each month Michele and I meet for dinner at Panera. After dinner, we spend a few hours mapping out how we are going to run our small groups the next month. After we come up with the activities, we each “do our part” at home. I usually create the games and make the photo directions. Michele does the scripting! (Glad she likes doing it, because I don’t!)
These are the easy to follow “general” photo directions for each game. In the scripting, Michele explains how to use the activity in more detail with your intervention, on target, and challenge level kids.
I make each game in color and black and white…so you choose which works best for you!
I got the idea of asking for proofreaders on facebook from my friend Deedee. So…how exciting was it to see that one teacher who proofread last night could use the game today!!! She chose to make the game black and white and run it on brown paper. Love the page protector and dry erase idea for the recording page! Here’s the game they were playing…..
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