Winter Math Mentor Texts: One Snowy Day Adds Up to Counting Fun

Using the Math Mentor Text, One Snowy Day, students can practice counting and creating numerals to 10 with 10-frames.
I am so excited to blog with some friends and talk about Winter Mentor Texts. The post is a little different, because it's about math. 

Book Summary

The book, One Snowy Day, by Tammi Salzano is such a cute book focusing on counting sets to 10. As
Using the Math Mentor Text, One Snowy Day, students can practice counting and creating numerals to 10 with 10-frames.
penguins enjoys the snowy day, he has 1 wooly hat, 2 warm mittens, 3 happy friends, 4 fast sleds, 5 colorful buttons on the snowman, 6 tasty snowflakes, 7 snow angels, 8 frosty snowballs, 9 snowy footprints and he ends his day with 10 marshmallows in the hot chocolate.

Book Activity

Students can practice counting and building sets with penguin. I have created 10-frame mats (both color and black and white), penguin cards with numerals and dominos to ten, and snowball counters. Instead of using the printed snowball counters, students could use real buttons, cotton balls for snowballs, or marshmallows.

Using the Math Mentor Text, One Snowy Day, students can practice counting and creating numerals to 10 with 10-frames.

Recording Form

Once the students create the 10-frames, they can transfer the 10-frames to a printed paper. 
Extension Activities
Students can count and create sets to 10 with anything in the room. Using the text as an example, they can easily create scenes from the book. They could lay on the floor and make 7 snow angels. They could make 9 frosty footprints by stomping around the room 9 steps. Students could also sing about penguins, using 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians as the tune. 
1 little, 2 little, 3 little penguins,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little penguins,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little penguins,
10 little penguins in the snow.

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26 comments

  1. Students could sequence the story using pictures of the animals

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  2. For older students, it could be a stepping stone to other topics of reasarch.

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  3. I would turn it into a collaborative art project, having students work in pairs to create each counting set.

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  4. You could use the 10s frame to discover even and odd numbers and then play a game where you show a number and students run to the even corner or odd corner.

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  6. I would do a STEAM activity with it! Maybe make some snowflakes.

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    1. Yes...with salt crystals! That would be fun.

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  7. You could have students rewrite the story and choose their own items for each number. :o)

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  8. The students could add all the things the penguins have to find the total.

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  10. They could pretend to be the items and act out the story. You could use tape on the floor to create a big ten frame and they could physically get into the ten frame for each part while they count how many.

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    1. That's a great idea! I can hear the giggles already.

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  11. Students could rewrite the story with different characters.

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    1. Absolutely. They could talk about other "winter" animals.

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  12. Discuss other aspects of penguins such as where they live, different types, foods they eat. or you could discuss their favorite thing about a snow day. You could maybe make snow cream and let them tell you what the ingredients and the amounts needed and compare to what you actually use.

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    1. Great idea. I love non-fiction connections to fiction!

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