Last week in math we were practicing recognizing numbers to 20. One of the ways we practiced this was to use Ten Frames and Double Ten Frames. Ten Frames are manipulative mats with ten boxes. The goal is for students to use them to quickly recognize, without counting, how many items are there. To practice this skill at home, you can visit the great math site Illuminations where your child can play the Ten Frame building and addition game we have been using in computer lab.
I just completed my sixth year teaching First Grade at Moseley Elementary in Grand Prairie, TX. This coming year I will begin teaching Elementary Art at the same school. I use Bishop's Blackboard to share ideas from my classroom and other sources.