Last week I just called out the numbers and they colored them in. Today I drew the number in place value and then we found the number on the 50 Chart together and colored it in.
For example in the picture above I drew one rod (10) and 6 singles(6).
Compose-16- decompose 10 and 6 more
16 is even because "no one is by themselves" - We put our singles together in groups of two so we can easily see if a number is even or odd. Now we have to determine how many more to get to the next 10. We practice this daily. If you have 6 you need 4.
The final result ? An APPLE (it is "Aa" week) with a worm coming out.
As you can see a very simple activity has a lot of learjing going on! We even work in a little writing 😊.