Rainbow to 10 Freebie

Last week, I introduced a new math chapter to my kiddos.  We will be working on adding and subtracting numbers to 20!  Our first strategy is to add by making a 10.  I quickly realized that some of my kiddos needed a little making 10 refresher, so I whipped up a "Rainbow to 10" anchor chart:
This idea comes from First Grade Garden!

My kiddos were fascinated by the rainbow... hey, whatever works, right?!  Of course, I had them help me fill in the numbers and create the addition sentences.  They did a great job!  But since this weekend was a long one, I thought we could use another refresher tomorrow:
I printed and laminated the above poster and plan on displaying it, as well as making it available for kiddos to use in small groups.  I'm also making b&w copies for my students to color and keep in their folders and/or take home.  Aaand, I turned the poster into a worksheet for extra reinforcement:
Want to do this activity with your kiddos?  You can grab your free copy on Google Docs {HERE}!  For even more practice, head to The Littlest Scholars and pick up Jessica's freebies... her post inspired me, and I'll be using her worksheets, too! :)


FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love it! Just pinned it!
First Grade Blue SKies

Erin said...

This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing.


Natalie said...

I LOVE YOU!!! I was just searching Pinterest for a printable Making 10 Rainbow sign!!! Seriously, like 2 hours ago :) We are going to use the tracers from your St. Patty's day craftivity and make some rainbows :) I'm so super excited now!!!

Teachery Tidbits

Mrs. Wathen said...

I just downloaded it, saved it and pinned it too! Thanks for this amazing resource:)

The Resourceful Apple

Mary at pitnerm.blogspot.com said...

Super idea! Mary at Pitner's Potpourri
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Mrs. Griffith said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Love your poster printable and worksheets that go along with your chart!

For the Love of First Grade

Katie said...

Super cute- thank you for sharing!

Smiles from 2nd Grade

Mrs. Sheehan said...

What a fantastic idea! I am always looking for ways for the kids to make these thoughtful connections so it sticks. Thanks for sharing this idea with us! Also thanks for the adorable freebie!
Learning In Wonderland

Becky said...

I love this idea! Thanks for the freebie!

Compassionate Teacher

Brenda said...

Oh.My.Goodness!! I LOVE this! This is just such a great visual! Thanks for sharing!!

Primary Inspired

Heather's Heart said...

I saw Jessica's rainbow on Pinterest over the weekend. I am so happy that you have made this awesome *freebie*. Thank you for sharing sweet friend! =)

Heather's Heart

Jessica said...

THANK YOU so much for the shout-out! I have been working on my National Board portfolio so blogging has taken a backseat, but I am so glad I logged in to blogger today! :)

The Littlest Scholars

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Susie Q said...

I used this strategy with my little darlin's when I taught addition strategies a few weeks ago. Now whenever my students see addends of ten, they say "Rainbow Partners!"

Learning With Susie Q


Kristen said...

I love the visual!! Ok now not nay do I have to see your room but could you teach me how to make pretty charts???

Angela Rodriguez said...

This is wonderful! Thank you!


The Bilingual Teacher

Elizabeth said...

This is the best visual ever! I wish I taught younger kids just so I could make one ;)

Fun in Room 4B

Kimberley said...

I love this. I am going to share it. I'm so glad to be your newest follower.

First in Maine

Traci - Dragonflies in First said...

THANKS... I have several kiddos who are going to find this VERY useful.
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Traci - Dragonflies in First said...

THANKS... I have several kiddos who are going to find this VERY useful.
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Ramon Abajo said...

I love all the activities you post. I am your new follower.

Fonts 4 Teachers
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T Bell said...

Great concept; love the visual component; increases the chances of it being stored in procedural memory.
Your generosity with the freebie is much appreciated. Cheers!

KinderKapers said...

Love it Love it Love it!! What a great idea. By St. Patrick's day my Kinders will be so ready for this. Thanks for sharing! I am pinning, so I don't forget!


ציפי פחימה said...

Great ideas. Each year end I add new gifts to my site and I am going to share some of the ideas you gave.

Miss Cosby said...

We did rainbows this year too! Once I showed them how to move from the left to the right they got it down! It's such a creative way to do this.

Never would I have thought that I'd be so excited to make a 10, lol!

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Magali T said...

This is so simple yet so effective! Love it!


Cecilia said...

Thank you for sharing this. I love it.

Jill Christopher said...

LOVE this!! I live in Maui so we see PLENTY of rainbows. Thanks so much!!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing freebie. The kids are going to love it.

Darling Little Learners

courtney said...

Thank you! My kiddos will love this! :)

Soua said...

I'm sooo HAPPY that I happened to find your blog on Make 10. I'm teaching this concept on Monday and am very excited to share this method with my kiddos! :-)


Melissa said...

I just wanted to say thank you and congratulations! Your idea is being pinned like crazy. I for one am so in love with the anchor chart that I bought myself a new set of Mr. Sketchers markers just for the anchor chart and I'll be using your printable too. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Jennifer said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing it!

Rowdy in First Grade

fajrih said...

Great idea and cute always... i wanna make it for my kiddos ...

Harga Printer

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog said...

Supercute chart! I'd love for you to link up to my Rainbow Linky open this week, if you'd like: http://theoutlawmom.com/2013/03/17/kids-rainbow-recipes-crafts-activities/. Thanks for sharing :-)

Katie Byrd said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Love it:)

The Meek Moose said...

Used this in my classroom this week. My kids really enjoyed it- and it made the ten combinations much more concrete. Thanks so much-

The Meek Moose
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Lita Lita said...

Just found this and pinned it! I will use it on Monday! Thanks!!!

Brittani Black said...

We have been working on different ways to make numbers! Thank you so much for the freebie!
Mrs. Black's Bees

Lisa Jenifer said...

My kids really enjoyed the playing games, He is weak in math subject then i decided to download Math Practice Games, Now he is much better in math. You have also so many helpful articles for him.

The Grade 3 Teacher said...

I absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be recommending your idea on www.thegrade3teacher.com. Thanks again.

penny banham said...

Love this worksheet ... my year 1's will be completing this as an independent task this week :) They love colouring so hopefully as this is very visual it will help them!
Thank You

Sam M. said...

It's nice to read your blog. :)

Rebecca Nugara said...

I love this numeracy resources but I haven't been able to download the worksheet as the google doc link is not working.

Is there any chance you could email me the resource?

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