My kinders have been working hard on numbers 0-20...yet my current number line only went from 0-10. I was about to create one myself (the store bought ones had 0-20...and I didn't need 0-10) when I had a 'vision!'
So I planned it out to see how it would work for both a group less than 10, and one greater than 10. I had an entire package of smiley smelly stickers unopened that were just screaming to be used!
Each topic we have a flexible review day...this would be perfect...we could review counting to, making ten frames, writing, and ordering numbers 0-20 all in one...and when the 'lesson' was all done, we would also have a classroom number line for 0-20!
I created these two 'templates' that we used:
And I strategically picked who would get each number. Perfect for me I have 20 students...so I took the '0' and handed out the rest!
I wrote their number on a Post-It note and sent them on their way to write, fill in the ten frame and count out the stickers to match the number...
Then we reviewed number order and they helped me put them in order as we hung them up in our classroom!
It was so long it went over our 'Wonderful Work Wall' and around the corner across the whole back of the room!
It looks fabulous- and I LOVE it so much more than the store-bought version!
Best yet- my kinders feel ownership! Not even 10 min later we found them referencing it during math centers!
Feel free to download the templates and try it out in your own classrooms!
This post is part of the Math Madness Linky hosted by Teaching Momster!
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Until next post,