All over Pinterest lately I've been seeing this cute picture: (this is as far back as I can track it)
I love the idea of it, but it's a little too tough for my students. It also would require some serious independent organization on a piece of paper. I decided to take the idea and make my own sheets for my students. I ended up making several different ones, and I might tweak them a bit once I actually use them with my students. Sometimes you don't know what will work best until you try it out on real students. I don't think they mind being my guinea pigs.
Good news for you? I didn't use any clipart, so it's free, free, free! I tried to incorporate several common core standards into these pages. I hope to do a couple of these a week with my kiddos- and eventually have them complete them independently as morning work.
Update: Just in case it wasn't clear: anywhere students see the sunburst shape he/she should write in the magic number.
I didn't use "today's number" because I'm not sure we'll have time to do this every single day. I thought Magic Number seemed fun- I think I'll even make it a little game where I pull the "Magic Number" out of a bag after giving them clues about what it could be. Like this:
The magic number is more than 2.
The magic number is less than 20.
The magic number is even.
The magic number has one digit.
And so on until they guess my magic number... fun, right? We have done similar things in past and my students always love to "beat" me when I'm teasing them and telling them that they'll never guess my number. Isn't teaching all about making them totally engaged while acting totally silly? Well, at least that's how I roll.
While I was working on math sheet anyways, I decided to add some 120 charts to the mix... it's going to be hard getting used to saying 120 instead of hundred number chart... darn that common core. I do agree that my students should be counting higher than 100, but I just like that nice, round number. I made a few different charts because I think some students need different things. I always have a few that get stuck on what to do when they finish a row, this one is for those kiddos:
I also made some that have the multiples of 5 filled in, and the 10's column already finished. I like to have something filled in at the beginning of the year, just to make sure they don't get off track and then I get stuck erasing the entire page. I also made a blank one for when students are ready to tackle it. Here is a peak at those:
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Is there anything you would add to these pages? Give me some good ideas and maybe I can add to the packet. :)