My kids adore everything about this “groovy cat”! It is an immediate attention grabber and they loved the activities! What a fun way to learn number sense with numbers 0-10!
You will find the following activities in this packet:
-“Counting on with the Groovy Cat”- Pocket chart activity for full group demonstration or a center activity for counting on from a given number and response sheet
-Playdoh mats: representing quantities of buttons on a ten frame 1-10
-7 different “Roll and Cover” games, the button “covers”, dice and answer sheet
-“Groovy Button Jar”- number tracing and counting mats and student response sheet
-Center clip cards- picking the number to match the quantity of the set of “groovy” objects, response sheet
-“Show Me” number bond paddles
-2 different ways to play “Scoot” Games: 1.) count Scoot! 2.) “How many more make ten?” Scoot! (answer sheet also included)
-Counting by 2’s with “Groovy Cat’s” new shoes Pocket chart activity
-“Quiz, Quiz. Trade” full group activity- can be used to practice/review numbers to ten, one more and one less.
-“Match It!” Partner Game- (My kids LOVE this game!) Directions for playing, game mats, buttons and number cards
-“Show Me”- instructions on how to make “Show Me” Paddles for your kiddos to write on and “show” their answer for comprehension “quick checks”! (New twist on white boards, plus they are easier to pass out and collect!)
-Ten frame posters for classroom display showing numbers 1-10
-Ten frame mats to use to practice showing/representing numbers on a ten frame, number cards and answer sheet
-Groovy Cat’s Button sorting- sort the buttons by how many holes they have
-colored number lines for students to use when counting on (It sure helped some of my little strugglers!!!)
-“Groovy Cat” poster page- I had mine made into a huge poster and we used it to draw and write down what happened during the “Groovy Buttons” story
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
Common Core standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate in conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
K.CC.2 I can count forward from a given number.
K.CC.3 I can write numbers from 0-10.
K.CC.4 I can count with one to one correspondence.
K.CC.5 I can count to tell how many.
K.CC.6 I can compare which set is greater than, less than or equal to another.
K.CC.7 I can compare 2 numbers between 1 and 10.
My children had so much fun with the activities in this mini-unit! I am sure yours will too!