This unit has 9 Common Core math lessons that can be taught along with The Polar Express or any other Christmas unit. In this unit there are activities that address Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. There are two fun activities using a ten frame with elves and a train of ten with train cars. Each of these activities are done with a fun song that help students learn. This unit also has lessons on decomposing numbers to 10, numbers that are one more and one less and showing equality. Along with these lessons are math centers that can be used in a small group to reinforce the skills.
I also included a parent letter that I send home telling parents about our Polar Express day and family homework. Also are included two versions of the train ticket.