Why not use your daily task of taking attendance to teach your students number sense at the same time? Use this workmat to show your students how many students are in class or absent each day.
Why not have the students fill in a ten frame as they walk through the door so there would be a visual of our daily classroom attendance? This could be done with a simple ten frame. This chart could be laminated and students could add different materials to represent themselves in class. For example: magnets, stickers, Velcro coin, clip art pictures, individual student pictures, counter, thumbprint, etc. From this students can then show a multiple representation of this given number.