Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's Time To Have "Sum" FUN! (+ a NEW RAFFLE)

How do I know??? 

Because "Sum Spiders" is on Sale through Sunday!  And 'Spook'tacular Graphics, by DJ Inkers is on sale through Sept. 30 AND...
you can win a set of 'Spook'tacular Graphics at the bottom of this post!

Who wouldn't like adding spiders to compose numbers to 10?
All the ways to compose three:
1 spider is touching the web. 2 spiders are NOT touching the web.
1 + 2 = 3.
You can use plastic spider rings or just use paper clips. If you use spider rings, just cut off the rings. 

You can start with the lowest numbers just to get your students familiar with the academic language: "plus" and "equal".

How It Works:

I would begin with 2, but I have photos of a lesson I gave on the number 3. 

So here is how it worked using the number 3: 
I placed 3 spiders in a cute Halloween treat container. You can also just use a paper cup. 

I placed my hand over the container and shook it three times.
I did the 1st one, then I let each child have a turn. 

I spilled the spiders onto the spider web mat and together we counted the number of spiders that were touching the web
I did the 1st one, then I let each child have a turn. 

Along with me, students recorded the number of spiders that were touching the web on their record sheet. 
You get colored or black & white masters.

Then, they recorded the number of spiders that were not touching the web
2 spiders are NOT touching the web.

Last, they recorded the total number of spiders we had.

To help them, I wrote the numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3  on little tombstones which I got @ the 99 Cent Store. They were 6 for $1. These models helped the children when writing the numbers. 

Hint: Write the numbers on the backs of each tombstone so you know which tombstone to use.

To facilitate total group participation, I let each child have a turn shaking the container 3 times and spilling the spiders on the web mat. (If you don't have plastic spiders or cute containers, just use small paperclips in a small paper cup.) 

I also let each child make their own counting rack. 

(You can just use a pipe cleaner with 3 pony beads laced on it. Remember to curl the ends of the pipe cleaners.) I gave the students a piece of Fun Foam cut into cute shapes like a pumpkin (you can also buy pre-cut shapes), a pipe cleaner, and 3 plastic spider rings. 
Students can poke the pipe cleaner into the Fun Foam, add the spider rings, poke the other end of the pipe cleaner into the Fun Foam, and twist the back to secure the rings. 

As we counted the number of spiders that landed on the web, we moved that number of spiders across the pipe cleaner. These hands-on tools help to make math real. 
Since one spider is touching the web, we moved one spider to the right on the pipe cleaner.
That left two spiders not touching the web and two spiders at the left side of the pipe cleaner. 

As students get more familiar with this process, they will be able to complete the record sheets on their own. You might also want to allow each child to have their own set of spiders in containers and mats so they can work at their own pace with you observing and guiding in a small group setting. 
All set up for my small group.
We will all share one web mat and complete our record sheets together. 

You can also set this up as a center by copying one web mat and one record sheet on card stock. Laminate them and place them at a center with spiders, a container, a dry erase pen, and a soft eraser.
I LOVE my Scotch Laminator!
Click the image of the laminator for more info.
You can just use any counters and cups, but I spent $6 at the 99 Cents store and got a cute spider bowl, a bag of spider rings, a set of 6 tombstone chalkboards, and a set of treat boxes, a set of Fun Foam shapes, and pipe cleaners to make addition extra fun. 
You can grab this set by 
And guess what? It's on sale from today through Oct. 2.
So Sum Spiders is on Sale through Sunday! 
Click the image.
I used DJ Inkers "'Spook'tacular Smiles" graphics and fonts to create this product. I'm raffling off an entire set of these "'Spook'tacular Smiles" graphics right here on my blog so,
 scroll down to enter. 
The winner will be announced on October 7. 

But, if you can't wait to win a set, you can grab one now while it's on sale through Sept. 30.  
You only have 1 day left to get the sale price. 
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Use my "Sum Spiders" all year long. Use spiders in October and then again in the spring. I'll use my other DJ Inkers Graphics to create more themes to use throughout the year, so stay tuned for more FUN with SUMS!

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1 comment:

  1. We love your creative Halloween ideas, Palma! :D