This write the room activity will appeal to your kinesthetic learners while meeting the various readiness levels of your students.
This activity meets Common Core State Standard:
K.CC.3 Write numbers from 0-20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects.
K.CC.5 Count to answer ‘how many’ questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20 count out that many objects.
K.OA.A.5: Fluently add and subtract to five.
There are three tiers to this activity. Each tier has their own cards, a color and a black and white recording sheet. The blue tier is for your learners who still have not mastered counting and writing numbers 0-20. This blue tier features 12 squares with various numbers of objects 0-20. Students count the objects, write the number in the box on their recording sheet and then write the number that comes before and after. The next tier, the red tier, is for students beginning to add. There are cards with pictures of two objects, on the corresponding recording sheet. Students search the room for these cards, record the number of each object and then add them together recording their answer. The green tier is the top tier you can use for your students who are advancing to addition to 10.
Teacher instructions: Print, laminate and cut the counting pieces. Place them around your room for your students to discover. You may either print and laminate the recording sheets for reuse with a dry erase marker or print off as many copies as you need for students to use with a pencil. There are both color and black and white copies from which to choose. Students will travel around your room to discover how many of each gingerbread item is on each card with a corresponding colored border. As students become more fluent, I often add a timer to the mix, encouraging them to add quicker but continue to be accurate. If you prefer not to place these around your room, you can always place the counting pieces in a bucket or container for students to draw out and answer. If you enjoy this activity please check out the other items available in my store or on my blog at http://www.differentiatedkindergarten.com
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
I just purchased the gingerbread unit. Love it! Your ideas are always so great. I was wondering if you had any plans to or could add a page for making 10 like you had in the Halloween write the room. We are hitting this concept with Common Core during December and loved the way you had it set up with your October set. Thanks for all your great work!
Let me see what I can do. I was really focusing on beginning addition for this write the room and I did making ten in the Ginger Ten Frame Fun Build activity. I may just have to whip of quick freebie. Give me a couple of days and I'll see what I can work out.
November 18, 2012
Is these your newest math stations? I read a reference to you almost being finished with your sweet ginger stations and just wanted to make sure this was the one. I love all of your math products!