One sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper makes one Display Case.
Print Display Cases on index-weight or cover stock paper in color or black/white.
THINGS TO DO:
1. Collect and sort small physical objects that represent the quantity (how many) of each number. In the “1” Display Case place one block, one ball, one chip clip; in the “2” Display Case place two spoons, two toy cars.
2. Collect and sort photographs of objects that represent the quantity of each number. Example: photograph of two apples or four cookies.
3. Collect and sort flashcards that feature the number written as a cardinal number, an ordinal name, a tally, and/or a written word.
4. “Read” the number words used as wallpaper on the Display Case. Have students point to examples of the number word written in all upper-case letters, written in all lower-case letters, written with a capital letter at the beginning of the word. Point to the shape word written in blue letters. Spell the word while touching the letters.
5. Place the Display Cases end-to-end to form a sequential train of numbers 1-10. Discuss numbers that come before or after a given number. Compare the Display Case number train to a 1-10 number line.
6. Select and group items from within a single Display Case and use oral sentences to describe the combination. Example: I have one block and one ball. I count one, two things in all. Example: I have two spoons and two cars. I count one, two, three, four things.
7. Select and group items from different number Display Cases. How many do you have when you combine 1 ball and 2 pencils?
8. Use the Display Cases to collect addition and/or subtraction equation cards that have the featured number as their sum or difference.
STORE Display Cases:
Instead of assembling with glue, use paper clips to secure the sides of the display so it can be folded flat and stored in the following ways:
1. Glued into LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
2. Placed in large pockets in LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
3. Placed in labeled plastic bags or expandable file folders.
4. Stored inside a Box Book in your LOCOmotion Box Library (made from cereal boxes).
ASSEMBLY VIDEO & MORE INFORMATION: