I finally have something to share for Tara's Monday Made It!
Ten frames are such an important math tool for first grade. According to John Van de Walle (Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics) students must be able to relate a given number to other numbers especially the anchor numbers of 5 and 10. He says that ten frames are "the most common and perhaps most important model for this relationship." In addition to ten frame mats and counters, I like to give my students the opportunity to explore 10 using a variety of materials. Last fall I used these ice cube trays and eye balls from the dollar store, and the kids loved them! (Unfortunately I ended up in the hospital the week before Halloween so I don't have any pictures of my class using them. This picture is from Cara at The First Grade Parade via Pinterest.)
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I'll probably use pom-poms or mini-erasers as manipulatives, but anything would work.
Next on my list- frames for objectives/I can statements. I've been searching Pinterest and I have quite a few ideas. Hopefully I'll have them done by next Monday!