## Numbers, Shapes and Letters Oh My!

1-2-3's, ABC's, and Shapes Via The Mail

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I love making up special alphabet, number and shape cards for each month.

I think it helps students stay interested and focussed if they come in the first of every month and see a seasonal change that brightens up your room and adds variety to the "same-old- same-old"...

My Y5's loved going to the post office to mail their Valentines.  It was a fun way for me to cover that information, and just a few blocks walk from our school.

With that in mind, I wanted to dream up some cards involving envelopes.  I thought letters of the alphabet and letters in an envelope was a cute idea, thus Letter Letters, Number Letters and Shape Letters were born.

Number Letters covers the Common Core State Standards: RF.K.3c, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.OA.5,K.CC.6 and is a fun way to review counting, number words, simple addition and subtraction as well as greater and less than.

It includes a blank set for you to program with whatever...+ math symbols: < > + - = so students can make equations and solve them.

I've also included 2-pages of tips of what to do with the cards, including games.

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Letter Letters  can be used as a border or laminate, cut them up into puzzles and use them to play games.

This packet includes a blank sheet for you to program with whatever...+ a cover so students can make an Itty Bitty Booklet, as well as 3-pages of tips of what to do with the cards.

Finally, Shape Letters is a delightful way to review these 11  2-D shapes: circle, oval, triangle, rectangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, heart, star and crescent.

The packet helps reinforce colors and color words as well. Remind students that these are two-dimensional shapes and lie in a plane or "flat."

Put them on the wall as a border, or run off a set for your students and have them write the shape word and then trace and color the shape.

You can also laminate them, cut them up and make them into puzzles. Students match the word to its shape.

Pass them out to students and give spatial directions: "Put your shape over, under, between, behind, beside, left-right, etc."

If you do the above, you'll be covering Common Core State Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, K.G.3

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## Monster Math activities

Googlie-eyed Googol Monsters
A googol is the number 1 with 100 zeroes after it.

I thought it would make a fun, quick and easy 100-Day activity if students designed their own crazy looking Googol Monster, wrote the googol number on their body somewhere and then added googlie (wiggle) eyes.

This 51-page Goolgol Monster packet will help with Common Core State Standards: L.K2a, L.K2b, K.CC.1, K.CC.2, K.CC.3, K.CC.4c

It’s chock full of wonderful activities for that "something different" for your 100-Day celebration, or simply helping your students learn to count to 100 and 120.

The packet includes:

• Traceable count to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's worksheets.
• Traceable 100 grid.
• Traceable 120 grid.
• Blank 100 grid so students can fill in the numbers.
• 100-Day bookmarks
• Writing prompt worksheet. (Circle the capital letters and fill in the end punctuation.)
• 2 Black & White Googol Monster sliders.
• Counting slider strips from 1-100 and 1-120
• Skip counting slider strips by 5's and 10's to 100.
• Counting by 5's and 10's Googol Monster spot activities.
• 4 "What's Missing?" number worksheets.
• Monster number cards counting by 5's to 100.
• Different monster number cards counting by 10's to 100.
• 2 blank monster cards to program with whatever you want.
• A Happy 100-Day card.
• A Happy 100-Day poster.
• Googol Monster "googlie-eyed" craftivity, includes
• 12 example posters.
• Photographs of completed projects with directions.
• Behavior poster +
• A certificate of praise.

If you're looking for more monster number fun, be sure and check out my Monster Math activity packet.

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