I have the students count by 5s, then circle all the fives with yellow since our number line has yellow dots above all the fives. We count by 10s and circle the 10s with a different color (blue) since our number line has blue dots above the 10s. Finally, we circle all the 2s with red since our number line has red dots above the 2s. We also decide if numbers are odd or even, then count up to the number by 2s if it is even, etc.
Also, we count down the 80 days left of school and move the arrow each day.
We keep on going! Learning to count past 100!
We go backwards and say “yo, yo, yo, only 75 to go!” And count down to the last day of school.
I use a place value pocket chart as well as a hundreds chart. I keep going with the place value chart and use the hundreds chart for counting practice by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s. I also cover a number and have the students try to figure out which number is “missing.”
Please keep counting!! The first grade teachers will love you for it!
I keep going to the last day. We use ten frames.
Start counting how many days are left in school…I had a pocket chart, and we flipped the numbers over until we got to zero. You can make a paper chain and take one off each day until there aren’t any left. Counting backwards is important for subtraction.
Counting backwards to the last day is what we do.
I actually wait until the new year and count 100 days into the new year. This always takes the special day away from February when we have conferences, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, etc. We will be having our 100 Days of 2013 on April 10th. On April 11th, the 101st day, my 101 year old grandmother will come and visit! After we reach the 100th day, I have the children draw a card to select the coins we will count to $1 and then we count pennies by 1’s or 2’s, nickels by 5’s, dimes by 10’s, and quarters by 25’s OR the silly 100 way: One, two, skip a few (point to a number in the 4’s row higher than 14) 44, skip some more, 100! I keep the coins in a cash register and one child moves the coins while another child points to the numbers on the 100 grid.
I keep going!
Lynne Murray Smith
I keep counting, and add a 1 in front of each of the previous numbers. We count by 10s, 5’s and 2’s also.
Start a count down to summer vacation.
We subtract. Some of my students can actually do the subtraction by themselves. I like that I am modeling regrouping.
Elizabeth Ann, I met a teacher once who had voices for each of the counts 2, 4, 10, and by ones. She had a reason for each voice because of the way it made you express the numbers- DANG it! That is one of the teachers that I totally wish I could remember where in the country I met her and who she was. Don’t you hate when you think you’ll remember something, alas you don’t … grrrr. If anyone knows those voices and the reasons behind them PLEASE share!!!
We keep a paper clip count with 10 clips in each row. I keep that going all the way to the end of school and we keep counting up to 180.
We count down to how many days are left of school, after we are done reaching 100 days.
I bought another 100’s chart and wrote a 10 in front of the 1 and 10 in front of the 2 all the way to 200. I highlight the 182nd day to show when our last day is.
We put an X on the number of days left….countdown of course!
I use 10 frames and put 1 sticker on each day.
Tawanna, you are a genius! That is such a better idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the idea of counting backwards. .. can’t believe I didn’t think of it! We still go to 180, building the numbers with hundred, tens, and ones cubes whole-group on the smart board.
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I bought a children’s gift bag and put a big ? on it. In the bag there are cubes with a a five, ten or a one one it. Each day we pull out one and count by 1st, 10s or 5s. There is also a pocket chart for adding our daily straw…. So we keep counting up, and practice what we need to know.