This resource is a Christmas math variation of the student favorite activity “Write the Room.” This packet has 5 sets of 20 ten frames Count the Room cards and 2 recording pages for each activity to provide differentiation. The cards and recording pages have matching Tropical Christmas graphics. The tropical Christmas graphics include coconut trees and palm trees decorated for Christmas, a surfboard, beachballs, a snowman made of sand, Santa in Hawaiian print shirts, a reindeer in sunglasses, a flamingo wearing a Santa hat, and a flamingo wearing a wreath.
Christmas Friends at the Beach Count and Clip Cards are a whimsical alternative to traditional colder climate Christmas themed materials. They are great for classrooms in Australia, New Zealand, and other locations in the southern hemisphere. This resource will work well in beach themed classrooms everywhere and in classrooms in warmer climates in the southern United States.
This versatile resource has differentiation options to best meet the needs of your learners. You may select the cards A-J to practice quantities to 10. You may use all the cards (A-T) to practice quantities to 20. There is a recording page included for each option.
After you have determined the quantity you are addressing with this activity, you may choose from different response options to best meet the needs of your learners.
• Learners may write the numeral for the quantity represented by the ten frames on the card.
• Learners may write the number word for the quantity represented by the ten frames on the card.
• Learners may draw tally marks for the quantity represented by the ten frames on the card.
• Learners may write the numeral for the quantity represented by the ten frames on the card and continue counting by writing the next 2 numerals. For example: With a ten frame representing 7, the learner would write 7, 8, 9 as a response.
Print, laminate, and cut out the ten frames cards. Make copies of the recording page for the quantities you have selected.
Hang the cards in places all around the room. Give each student a clipboard, pencil, and recording page. Learners search the room for ten frames cards. When they find a card, they write their response in the correct space on the recording sheet.
Christmas Friends at the Beach Count the Room helps learners develop numeracy and supports the Math Common Core Standards for Counting and Cardinality.
The graphics used in Christmas Friends at the Beach Count the Room are from
The Enlightened Elephant, Apples N Acorns, Ashley Hughes, Whimsy Workshop, Scrappin Doodles, Heather Ayers of Fun for Learning, and The Clip Art Graphics Guy.
Thank you for looking at Christmas Friends at the Beach Count the Room. I hope you and your learners enjoy these activities.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
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