I designed this booklet to channel that holiday excitement and energy into Counting and Cardinality Practice as you count down to Christmas or Vacation.
Make this booklet work for you! Look at this year’s December calendar and only copy the pages that you will need for the days you will be in school before Christmas. Each day has 2 pages, so copy them front to back. You can even add a few extra for some beginning of Christmas Break math home practice! Staple the pages together in a booklet using the calendar page as the cover. *Note, the calendar page will be updated each year for you to download.
**Pages are also provided with “Count Down to Vacation”. You can opt to use the first day of vacation as your target date instead of Christmas Day.
Count the number of days until Christmas during your daily Calendar Time.
Have students complete one page per day as part of Calendar Time, Math Journal, or Math Stations. Each page follows a similar pattern, so students will soon be able to complete them independently.
*Counting to 25
*Writing numbers to 25
*Representing numbers 1-25 as tens and ones with 10-frames and 10-trains (unifix cubes)
*Making tally marks to 25
*Drawing 1-25 objects
*Finding the number before and after a given number
*Building the concept of numbers of objects as it relates to capacity
*Creating number stories for numbers 0-10
*Writing numerical equations to match number stories