Sill Alive...*Making Ten ideas - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Sill Alive...*Making Ten ideas

I promise I am still here... barely.

I joked last time I posted about trying to keep my ipad posts to once a week...I promise in my language it does not mean...never post again.

Like many of you all, my To- Do lists are a mile long...and keep getting longer. Not to kill you with metaphors, but I feel like I am constantly treading water. I promise you all that I am not a slacker...I work my tail off, but there is always something else that needs attention. 

Sorry- enough whining. I have been dying to post a few ideas about teaching addition with a sum of ten. This is one of my favorite math ideas to teach. One of the fourth grade teachers called them "pb & j" facts...the ones that always go together. I LOVE that idea! (I have got to find some clipart to go with that!).

I told my kids that the more facts that we have automatically, the easier all addition problems will be for us. We have informally been talking about doubles facts, but we will tackle those soon as well.

Here are a couple visuals that I saw on pinterest and really liked. Click on the pictures to go to the sources!

This rainbow one has been in my head for awhile and I love the visual.
 I love that it emphasizes the larger one addend is, the smaller the other one is.

So I made a really fast recording sheet for my kids to use, with a free image I found.

Nothing fancy, but I liked the math talk we had after we completed the activity.

Now for my favorite way to teach making ten.

We use the book Ten for Me. I found this book because it is from the publishing company that my sister works for, Sylvan Dell.
Please DO NOT skip on if you don't have this book, I highly suggest getting the ebook version from their website!
Last year I posted about using the book, but this year we went all out!

First we read the adorable book and took notes about all the addition facts we could create with a sum of ten.

Then we broke into our table groups of four. Two students worked with butterflies and jar that I had printed out, and two students wrote the addition fact and the turn-around fact that went with the visual their partners created.

If you are interested in any of these documents, CLICK HERE.
I used Scrappin' Doodles butterflies and a Fancy Dog Border!

After we spent a lot of time exploring, the next day we came back and created these adorable explorers to go with it!

First we did the math part :)

Then we made our own versions. 

Do I need to try and upload the template for the butterfly hunters??

Here is the final hallway display!

 I promise I will be back soon!!!!

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  1. Yes, please. I read the book yesterday and my students loved it. They are so cute!

  2. Yes, please. I read the book yesterday and my students loved it. They are so cute!

  3. That would be great! I bought the book after reading your previous post on the book and am ready to use it.
    A template would be fantastic.
    I love your all your posts especially the ones where you recommend various books. Thank you

  4. I would love the template of your butterfly hunter and jars - cute idea! :) Lisa

  5. Glad to have you back!! Your butterfly hunters are stinkin' adorable!!! Such a fun way to practice math!

    <3 ya friend!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  6. Awesome skill ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you for sharing and I hope you will share the template too!

  8. What a fun way to practice those math facts! LOVE!


  9. Oh my I just love this! I am so doing this! Thanks for sharing the fun!

  10. I love this idea and will be looking for the book. Thank you for sharing your ideas - It would be great if you could also share the butterfly hunter template.

  11. I would love a template for the buttterfly hunter. She is so stinkin cute!!!

  12. Yes, please share the butterfly hunter template, I'd love to make this Monday! Here's my email if you don't get it posted. Thanks so much!!!


  13. Adorable! I love activities that hit the standards hard and are engaging for the kids. I'd love the template!

  14. I love this post! Great ideas and fun ways to practice making 10. I would love the template!

  15. This is what we are working on. I just made a similar rainbow worksheet for my students to use. I love some of the other ideas you have.

  16. Love this! The butterfly hunter is adorabale! I would love the template. I read the book to my class last week, and this would be a great follow-up and review!

  17. We are just starting ways to make ten this week and I'm looking forward to reading the book you suggested. Do you have that super cute butterfly hunter template available?

    1. I can never find time to scan the "template" eek. What if I tell you it was literally four rectangles, a half circle, and then I drew a safari hat...does that help?

  18. Did you ever post the template for the butterfly hunter? Am I missing it somewhere on this page? Excellent lesson plan! Thanks for sharing!


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    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
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    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام


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