Sunday, April 24, 2011

Count Your Lucky Stars!


My students still need practice counting and writing 2 digit numbers so I made this math station and used symbols of our country. I used grids because our program really emphasizes 10 + 1, 2, or 3 more.The recording sheet is in the upper left hand corner. I should make more than one set of these cards but this took me a long time to put together.
Some hints: I used a star punch to make the stars in various colors and scrapbooking chalk to color Obama and the Liberty Bell. 
A big shout-out goes to Mrs. Lee at Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten. She inspired me to create this activity.  If you have not seen her site what are you waiting for?  She's on my blogroll because I love how she thinks!
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17 comments:

Ali said...

Thanks for sharing Fran!! I love all the things your create!! Mrs. Lee is awesome too!! You are both on my blog roll! I am working on adding everyone's buttons, but that will be a weekend project :)

Ali
What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

Valerie said...

I love this Fran! :)
Thank you!

Maryann said...

Hi Fran!
Another great idea from you! I hope you will sell the "little book" that you are using today (Monday) with your chldren. I would be willing to buy this creation! Thanks for the great math station ideas!! Don't you just love Mrs. Lee's blog and ideas?!!!!
Thanks again for sharing your wonderful ideas! I keep following you everyday!
Have a good day!
Maryann
brennemm@carlisleschools.org

Kari said...

Hi Fran,

Thank you for sharing this great idea! I have some kinder friends who really struggle with two digit numbers, especially in the teens! I am going to make this today to use in our new round of centers which starts tomorrow. I also love your little flag book. They are both great resources!
Thank you!!!

Robert said...

Fran,
I love this math idea. Everything you make is awesome!

t00precious said...

This is also a challenge for my kids as well. I love Mrs. Lee as well as your blog. You both have re-ignited my creativity. Have you ever used the Cricut Expression? It is wonderful and helpful in the classroom. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

Cindy said...

I love all your creative ideas!! LOVE the shares too! :o)

Thanks
Cindy

Katie said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing.

lynne said...

Wow! I'm new to your blog...love your ideas! Thank you for sharing!!! I can't wait for the summer to make more and more!

Lynne

Karen LeBlanc said...

"Frog"tastic idea! Enjoy your blog!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the goodies! Love it!!
Graowing Kinders

Mrs. Coe said...

I really can't wait to try this!

www.littlemisskindergarten.blogspot.com

Anna Livingston and Meagan Lankford said...

Thank you so much for all of your resources! I'm wrapping up my first year teaching Kindergarten and am just now finding your blog! I can't wait to use all of these ideas next year!

Mrs. Krouskop-Smith said...

Love how easy you make it look to carry a theme across subjects! Thank you for sharing!

Kool Kinders

Mrs. Topham said...

Wow! Love this idea. Thanks so much!

Mrs. Topham said...

wow! Love this idea - Thanks for sharing.

Morgan said...

Thank you for sharing this! I'm going to use it as a Read the Room for math. My students love reading the room and this is perfect for math-- and to teach the usa symbols across all subjects! I plan to add stars and laminate the sheet then post them around the room in different places and the students will have to find the picture and count the stars, then record it on the recording sheet.