As I was looking through some 100's charts my kiddos had completed I found myself getting a headache! OMGosh!!! I need a translator to decipher whatever "code" something scratched out on these 2 papers. I think my Blog Helper Edison-my cat aka Frankenstein aka The WONDER-CAT (seriously, he knows how to open the fridge and jump up on doors and perch...could have done a better job! We had a serious "Come to Jesus" talk about not letting the numbers trick our super duper smart brains by making our pencils do the wrong thing. Yep, we even talked about we need to be bucket fillers to the numbers so they won't get upset when they realize they look wrong! I then said I thought it looked like "turkey scratch" and a turkey must have snuck in their house and left a message on the paper that said "DO NOT EAT ME FOR THANKSGIVING!" Of course, I am saying this and my kiddos are saying "NO! That is a 35!" HAHAHA! I love a story with a side of drama and sarcasm! =)
I know it is still common for my Firsties to still be reversing numbers and doing squirrelly things so I am not too worried YET! Here is a quick game for practicing writing numbers and adding too! And the BEST part is you do not need TAG...or to LAMINATE it...or use COLOR INK!!!! WAHOO! I go through that stuff like CRAZY!!!! I change the pictures on this game many, many times for different seasons and units and my kiddos love to race the numbers to the top. I hope your kiddos enjoy it too!
Please leave me a heart note if you think this might ease some of YOUR turkey scratch pain!
Here are two pictures of my cat Edison "perching"!
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