September 29, 2016
Gratitude for Teachers and Sonic Cards
Just wanted to extend my gratitude for all the wonderful folks who gave me Sonic Cards as a gift! I live in a place without a Sonic. Years ago I got addicted to the Diet Vanilla Coke Route 44 size while working in Texas. Everyone has always told me that it is the ice! I just know that I really enjoy them. Teachers in my workshops have been so kind when they hear my “Sonic” story…….thank you so much for the Sonic Cards! What kindness!
Another school year is on its way. So many teachers ask me about subitizing numbers in my workshops. Think that it is ironic the questions comes up because it is the word that is puzzling. Subitizing numbers is a child’s ability to make a visual assessment of a picture of quantity without having to count. Great practice of subitizing is my games of “Bump It!” from my book that have a bingo look. In each square are pictures of objects. Players roll the ones die from the place value dice placing a transparent chip on the picture of that quantity. So much fun and yet such important practice.
I also love to use pictures of quantities from my primary book, Let’s Get Started! and do “Flash Math” with the cards. Pictures are placed on document camera and students shout out how many! Wild times for math!
Couple more days of my Twitter contest! Tweet out your classroom doing a “Kim Sutton” activity and you might win a very cool prize! Update: We decided on three winners to be announced on Monday!