Tuesday, February 14, 2012

March Match, Number Names Game

cover photo of Book by Gaill Gibbons, St. Patrick's DayGreen Shamrocks Book cover photo

After reading these two books that make great March read-alouds, I was thinking about the ways they are alike and different.  St. Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons is a nonfiction book, heavy on the facts.  I learned a few new things myself from this book.  Green Shamrocks is a animal fiction story (animal fantasy as the characters talk), and is rather silly.  Pages in both books are covered with green.  

Comparing and contrasting the two books, the Venn diagram looks something like this:
compare and contrast,Venn Diagram,free,PDF,answer key included,photo of free page

I was then thinking about Kindergarten and grade 1 learning different names for numerals, which also takes some comparing and contrasting.  At first it can be confusing to learn that a numeral has several different names.  People have different names, too, if we stop and think about it.  

Here are some names for a girl.  There is only one person, Molly, but she is called different names by different people:

different names for a person such as girl, student, niece photo of PDF page

Opps!  Can't leave the boys out . .  .

different names for a person such as boy, nephew, photo of PDF page

Here are some names for numbers (numerals):

different names for a number as in Everyday Math photo of PDF game page, FREE
Now here is my game of the month for PreK + K Sharing:

Free PDF printable with games for different names for numbers as taught in the Everyday Math program, cover photo of Free PDF

Happy learning!
By Wise Owl Factory, Carolyn Wilhelm, photo

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  1. Awesome idea, Carolyn! I'm excited that it'll be St. Patrick's Day soon, and I love your game as a way for kids to celebrate and have some great number practice! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful printable. I started my new Kids' St. Patrick's Day Activities Pinterest board with your post at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-st-patrick-s-day-activities/

  2. Dear Deb:
    Thank you so much, that means so much coming from you. You are such a wonderful teacher. I will look for you board as I know it will be good! Carolyn

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet reply, Carolyn! I just featured your printable in my Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Math Activities: http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/2012/03/montessori-inspired-st-patricks-day.html

  3. Thank you!!!! love all the choices you can do with this game. Thank You again for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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