Hey everyone! As always, a huge thanks to Charity for the opportunity to guest blog at the Organized Classroom blog.
Well, I've been a little OCD lately with using bottle caps and lids in my classroom to teach math facts, so I decided to revert to my kindergarten teaching days and create a recycling activity for using lids to teach number words.
All you need are Avery labels #5294 and any 12 lids that are larger than 2 1/2 inches in diameter. If you don't want to purchase Avery labels, you could also use whole sheet sticker paper and cut out each circle by hand.
Cupcake number words can be placed on the outside, and the numeral can be placed on the inside of the lid.
I have several suggestions for using these number word lids:
1) Students place the numeral side down and have to read the number word on top.
2) Students place the number word side down and have to spell the numeral they
see on top.
3) Number Order - Students can practice putting the numerals or the number words
4) Counting - Give students centimeter cubes, pennies, beans, or some other small,
safe counting objects. With the inside of the lids facing up, students fill each lid
with the correct amount of objects that correspond with the number in the lid (see below picture).
So, I wish everyone a very sweet Christmas, and I hope you can make it even sweeter (and greener) with these number word lids! Click the picture below to download the accompanying freebie.
Oh, and Spanish and French labels are also included.
If you like the recycling math theme, you can also click here for free labels to make math fact bottle caps.
Tabitha Carro, FlapJack Educational Resources