This book teaches kids in kindergarten and first grade to decompose teen numbers and count backwards from 20- all with a Christmas theme! Each page has guided drawing "starters" to trace & color on ten frames that help kids learn that that the teen numbers are ten plus a few more. The book is sung to the tune of "Up on the Housetop," and the MP3 file is included! This is a great holiday project that is easy enough for kindergartners but also great for first graders, too, so it would work great for K/1 combination or split classes. A written description of the movements for the song is also included, but you can also find the motions to the song on the Little Songs for Language Arts DVD on HeidiSongs.com!
This Printable Project file include:
• Printable masters of Christmas Countdown Singable Book
• PDF images of completed project
• Multiple text options including: Plain, Traceable, Lined, Blank Space, Traceable D’Nealian, Lined D'Nealian
• MP3 of the Christmas Countdown Song
• Written description of the motions for the song
This download contains the MP3 file of the Christmas Countdown Song and the complete master, pictures, and detailed instructions you need to make the "Singable Book" included in the "Little Songs for Language Arts" CD and DVD! Heidi's class can almost always be found "in progress" making one of these "Singable Books!" Book making helps children learn to follow directions, develop their fine motor skills, and learn reading skills such as tracking, fluency, and concepts of print. Plus, each child winds up with a book to add to their classroom library that they can each read and feel true ownership of!