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Numbers, Numbers, & Numbers....Oh My!

The title says it all!

This week was ALL about numbers in Math!

We were ordering numbers, comparing numbers, building numbers, placing numbers on a number line, writing numbers, expanding numbers, and just having a ball!

We have a huge number line outside of our classroom, but of course I didn't manage to pictures of us working with it!  However, with numbers in our curriculum ALL year, I'm sure there will be pictures to come!

After working with number lines for a few days, we focused on each number by building their value with tens and ones.  Right now we are only working on numbers up to 20 to build their foundation, and then we will progress to larger numbers later in the year.

The first day we worked with our unifix cubes by actually building tens and ones, but by day two, we were working with what we love....  Food! What better way to work with numbers than with food... right?!  We had pretzel sticks for our tens and goldfish for our ones!

We used my Monster Number cards (which can be found for FREE in my TpT Store!)

My kiddos are loving using their dry erase markers on their desk!  So as they built their number, they had to write the number, and then would check with our monster card to match!

You can also snag up a copy of the place value mat by clicking HERE.
(It's a different one, because the one we used is saved on my classroom computer!)

With one of my favorite holidays coming up... (mainly because of the candy and decorations).... we just had to come up with something for Halloween to do with place value!

So we went BATTY for place value!

Again....the bat from the pictures I had to make in class, but you can click HERE to get your FREE copy of the Going Batty for Place Value activity!

The next day it was all about comparing numbers!  (and I of course had to throw in some kind of Halloween theme!)  

My spider is crazy looking, but I had to come up with something that could be reversed either way to show our sign!  

Meet our Creepy Comparing friend...

(I had to put down white paper because our Creepy friend was blending in with my carpet!)

We used candy corn for the spider to eat!  Students would pull 2 number cards and we would place that number of candy corn on each side.

The spider had to "eat" the amount that was MORE, and we would place our sign!  

And you know... if the spider got to eat candy corn..... we did too!

We used pipe cleaners to create our greater than/less than signs:

I also whipped up a quick center using the Frankenstein cards from Cara's pack of Franken Fun!  

These little bat trays came from the Dollar Tree and I use them for SO many different things!

We will be finishing up with numbers this next week and then it's off to some more addition and subtraction!  

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This next week we will begin our study with BATS!  I had purchased some adorable bat clipart a few weeks ago with the intention of making a Stellaluna packet..... so with bats in the lesson plans this week....I got my booty in gear! 

This packet has over 50 pages of activities that go with Stellaluna and Bats!  
There are also anchor chart labels, bat facts, interactive notebook pages, craftivities, graphic organizers, graphing activities, comparing activities, and MORE!!

It's on sale through today!!

You can click HERE to view the packet in detail :)

Have a great weekend.... and GO COWBOYS!  :)

Jessica Travis
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  1. I just pinned these math ideas - thank you!
    We are doing bats this week, including Stellaluna :)
    Thanks for the awesome ideas!


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