Thursday, February 28, 2013

St Patrick's Day Unit

I am so pleased with this unit - I have learnt so many techy skills to put this together and I hope you love it as much as I do.

 The link is - St Patrick's Day

There are -  

  1. 1. Subitising Cards – ten frame
Use these cards for standard and non-standard subitising flash cards. Colour copy and laminate. Hold one up at a time and ask what the students think the answer is. Don’t re-count them – ask how do you know it is 5? They will build up their language over time by saying I see 5 or, 4 and 1 or, 3 and 2 or, 1 and 4 or, 3 and 3. This builds to a greater number sense

  1. Matching numerals to words to collections
Print and laminate, cut leaving a small border around the edge to show the green paper. Numerals go to 125, it is important to go beyond 100 so that they can bridge over tens and over hundreds words go to twenty and can be matched after sequence is complete

Tasks Use as flashcards – say the numeral and ask what comes before and after. Sequence numerals on the floor to 125 in a small group. Match words to numerals. Show the collection for each number using bundling sticks or counters

  1. Patterns
Copy and laminate. Use on the floor or place magnets on the back to use on the whiteboard to model how a pattern can be made for girl, boy, girl or boy, boy, girl, boy, boy. Copy and laminate. Use to make patterns with children who are having difficulty with making patterns. The worksheet is for assessment. Make sure you use the rightc olor/colour sheet

  1. Missing numbers
Print and laminate these for different groups depending on their learning need. Students use a dry erase pen to write in the missing numbers. Check with a buddy if they haver ecorded the correct numerals. Use number charts from around your room for children to check their work

  1. Coins in the pot
Copy and laminate the pots for the gold coins. Decide which coins you will use. If you use the $1 coins the total should match the numeral on the top. If you use the $2 coins you can talk about doubles and counting by 2’s

  1. Friends of ten – rainbow facts
Copy and laminate the cards. Withdraw one card at a time and then record your operation and answer on the sheet provided

  1. Number lines
Copy the worksheet and use six sided dice. Model the task first. Then encourage students to try the next two number lines on their own. On large pieces of paper students can make their own number lines and use the second page of hats to place on the number lines. Don’t forget to encourage them to record the dice as thrown and the equation 

  1. Number Scrolls
The next page can be copied for each student and used at the beginning of a lesson to discuss mental strategies. Students can go forward or backward, they can start at 0 or a non zero starting point. They can count by ones, twos, fives, tens etc. Once completed students can check their responses using a calculator or a buddy can check them. Students also love using just very long thin pieces of paper to use as number scrolls

  1. Location task
This is like a treasure map – hunting for the gold at the end of the rainbow. There are 2 copies – one for colour and one for color. There is a sheet for students to make up their own

  1. Days of the week
Copy and laminate. Use them to sequence days, months and seasons. Match up months to correct season. Have charts around the room to help with these games. Worksheet– roll a 10 sided dice and then write the correct day of the week in the right spot. For numbers 8, 9 and 0 you get to choose a day to write in. Play against a buddy and see who gets all the days written in first. If you roll the same number twice you miss a turn. Roll a 12 sided dice for the months of the year –rules as above. The season sheet is just for placing the correct months in the correct season.

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