## Monday, August 13, 2012

### Let’s Learn About Number and Developing Fluency

Happy First Day of School to my sweet daughter Megan! Have you started yet? Well, big news yesterday was the sale on tpt. It is still going on today, so be sure and grab up those items while they are on sale…Check yesterdays post for the discount code. Now on to today’s post. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with the kindergarten teachers at Bleckley County Primary School, in my own home state, GA. We worked on the math Common Core standards.

This is a new game that they just loved. I got a headband from the dollar tree and added a piece of velcro. Then, I put a piece of the velcro on the dot plate card and attached it to the headband.

The teachers gave her clues about her “number” and she had to guess the number on her headband. What a hit! This idea is from the new packet, “Yee Haw! Wild About Numbers!” It has the dot plates already made, just have to copy and you are ready to go.  I play the same game with tens frames,fives frames, rekenreks, and dominoes. They are also in the packet. Once the kiddos are familiar with this game, it is great as a partner activity during centers.

I also posted another new packet a few days ago called “Cut, Stack, Staple, and Read”. It’s a super easy pack to implement and is a great way to practice fluency. To get started all you  have to do is to hit copy and it is ready to go. The slide above shows the steps and the slide below shows the cover of the new packet.

Mrs. Anderson said...

I love the headband idea. Thanks for sharing it!!
Connie:)

Rhonda said...

Your Cut,Stack, Staple, Read pack is very similar to my Flip Books. You can take a peek here. http://rhondabaldacchino.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/sight-word-flip-books.html
Rhonda
Classroom Fun

Kim and Megan said...

Hey Rhonda! I went and looked! wow! We must think alot alike. I made that up when I was trying to think of a way to show patterned text for my new reader's workshop unit on patterns. I was so pleased with how it turned out that I made a whole set of them!

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