Saturday, November 1, 2014

Counting Bags and free recording sheets!

Counting bags! This is one of my favorite counting activities. On the outside, the bags have a colored sticker. On the inside, they have counting bears of the same color. SOOOO coordinated, right? Plus, it keeps certain small children from arguing about whose bear it is. Phew!
I have 2 recording sheets. The first group is focused on counting the bears. They color the bag on their sheet the same color as the bag they are using, count the bears with the help of tens frames, and record the number. I focused on 11-20, but you could use any numbers.
The next recording sheet is for my kids who have the basic counting skill down. They count the bears, record the number, record what the tens frames look like, and record 1 more and 1 less.

The key to this is always having at least 1 more bag than you do students. That way, if 1 kid gets finished, they can move to the next bag and don't have to wait for someone else to finish. You can get these recording sheets for free {HERE} I hope you and your kiddos enjoy!

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