Monday, October 8, 2012

Monster Number Sense

October is a favorite time of year for kids.  Monsters and pumpkins are in the air.  The routines of school are becoming more solidified and some real skill building is starting to take place.  In the world of the Kindergartner, writing and understanding numbers in their teens is "monstrous"...(pun intended). 
My students have enjoyed these easy worksheet activities at station time.  You could also use them for warm-up work or to go along with a lesson in number sense. 
Once one of them has been modeled and used students can easy duplicate the results for other numbers. 
Monster Number Sense
Enjoy these activities and the rest of this season. 
As mentioned in the previous post the Harry Kindergarten "Numbers In Their Teens".  Is a must for kids.  Where was this song 20 years ago?  It is a must have. 
Another extention idea for a station is making your own monster.  It doesn't have to be fancy, just fun.  Monster 14. His name?  "Big Eyes"  Humm, I wonder where he got that name?