How Many Kids Are on the Bus – Subitizing to Ten

Math Lesson from Kat and Squirrel - How many kids on the bus?Covers Math Common Core Standards for Kindergarten and First Grade – Understanding Numbers and Operations in Base Ten – Students will represent a number of objects with a numeral.

Each card displays a school bus with the windows in the shape of a tens frame. Faces are showing in the windows. As cards are flashed students write or say the number of faces they see on the bus.

Includes 26 large demonstration cards that can be flashed to a group of students and they write the corresponding number.

Also includes 26 smaller cards that can be used at a math center or as a game. Shuffle and divide cards. One child flashes a card and if the partner gets the correct number he/she keeps the card. If the number is incorrect the card goes to the bottom of the first child’s pile. Take turns flashing cards. Play until all cards have been correctly identified.

Goals of the lesson Goal/Common Core Standard:

Understanding Numbers and Operations in Base Ten – Students will represent a number of objects with a numeral.

Bonus!! Recording sheet for students to write answers as an independent counting activity.

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Counting Snowballs for Math Intervention K-2

Goals of the Lesson:

Snowball Count - Kat and SquirrelCCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4.a
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4.b
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4.c
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.A.1

Includes 20 printable cards with a set of snowballs to count and answers to choose from. You can use these as a counting activity in a number of creative ways.

Also included is a “back of card” to be printed on the reverse side of the snowballs, and a recording sheet.

2 Bonuses!
A Snowball Color Sheet
A Snowball Number Line

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Pumpkin Counting On – Math Intervention

Goals of the lesson:

Counting On with Pumpkins - Kat and SquirrelCCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.2
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4
CCSS.Math.Content.K.NBT.A.1
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6
CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2

Counting on and over a decade number has never been more fun.
Included are a variety of ways to practice counting on, self-checking pages, and a bonus – 120 chart!

Directions
Use sheet with blank third column for students to count on and fill in.
Use sheet with all columns filled in as an answer key or fold answers back for self checking.
Use sheet with blank middle column for kids to place stickers, stamps or draw “how many more” are needed to reach the total.

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Counting Pumpkins for Math Intervention K-2

Goals of the lesson:

Pumpkin Count - KatandSquirrelCCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4.a
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4.b
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4.c
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.A.1

Includes 20 printable cards with a set of pumpkins to count and answers to choose from. You can use these as a counting activity in a number of creative ways.

Also included is a “back of card” to be printed on the reverse side of the pumpkins, and a recording sheet.

2 Bonuses!
Pumpkin Count LessonA Pumpkin Color Sheet
A Pumpkin Number Line

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“Pair it” Parrot Game – Spanish Alphabet

This is a super fun card game that can be used to reinforce Spanish letter recognition. Great for intervention groups or centers.

Learn the Spanish Alphabet with the Pair It Parrot game!Goals of the lesson

Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the Spanish alphabet.

This version of the game includes the Spanish Alphabet. It also includes the original Kat and Squirrel (and Parrot) story. And the bonus Soup ABC order worksheet. Cut out the soup cans and glue them in ABC order in Squirrel’s cupboard. ABCs pronunciation sheet.

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“Pair it” Parrot Game – Fry Words Group 1 (Words 1-31)

Pair It - Parrot Game with Fry Words (Group 1 Words 1-31)This is our second super fun Pair It! Parrot! game. This version of the game includes the first 31 Fry words. It also includes the original Kat and Squirrel (and Parrot) story. And the bonus is an ABC order (first letter only) using 6 of the words from the game. Practicing Fry words is a cinch while playing either with a small group or in pairs.

Pair It Parrot Fry Words Game Lesson Group 1

 

Goals of the lesson

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1.b Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

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Squirrel Away – Subitizing Game for Structuring Numbers (1-6)

“Can we play again?”

This is an awesome game I use to help teach spatial patterns and subitizing while working on structuring numbers with my first-grade math intervention group. They love it! This is the 1-6 version. The 7-12 version will be coming soon.

Goals of the lesson

Squirrel Away Number Match 1-6 Game from Kat and SquirrelCCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a
rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a
number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.A.1
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals
and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

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