My students definitely have a favorite part of their day. No, not recess, or lunch. The favorite part of my kids' day -- EVERY DAY -- is the time that we complete a page from the Number of the Day folder. Until now I have not written about it because there is just so much that I want to say. Well, now, I'm just gonna dive right in and talk about the units that have transformed my math teaching!

I first heard about doing number of the day activities during my first year of teaching, over twelve years ago. One of my colleagues had gone to a workshop and brought the idea back to the campus. It goes like this: Every day a different number is explored by manipulating the number in a variety of different ways. Pick one number, show different ways to represent the number. The activity because it can be used in any grade. The numbers and representation might be different and gives students of all ages the opportunity to work with numbers and their representation. Number of the Day is great number sense practice for all grade levels. There are just so many thing that can be done!

Eight years ago, I started creating my own Number of the Day Pages. I added some cute clip art so that my kiddos could color the sheets after they had completed the math part. They loved them. from there, I started creating one for each month with a graduating difficulty of skills. And with each month, more skills were added and the clip art matched the season of the school year.

The next year, I started creating the units for TpT and tried to really "kick them up a notch." I used some really cool frames and more clipart. The kids loved them. As they have evolved, I not have a whole year set for kindergarten, second and third grade. I also have a Number of the Week series for Pre-Kindergarten!

I have used guided math in my classroom for over ten years. My day always begins with a page from my Number of the Day units.

Kindergarten Number of the Day focuses on numbers form 1-20. It correlates with the Common Core State Standards and the TEKS.

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January

First Grade Number of the Day focuses on beginning place value and addition and subtraction strategies, including number lines.

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Second Grade Number of the Day continues with place value and beginning to understand the prerequisite of multiplication and division by introducing arrays.

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Third Grade Number of the Day continues with larger numbers and multiplication strategies.

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Each grade level unit has four weeks of Numer of the Day practice including practice with hundred charts. There are monthly thematic units for the whole year. They are also conveniently bundled at a reduced price. For all grades, each month builds on itself in both the types of skills covered and in the magnitude of numbers providing a natural spiral review of skills throughout the year. Again, all of the skills are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the TEKS.

Here are a couple of FREEBIES. Each includes a whole week of Number of the Day practice to get you started.

First Grade Back to School Freebie

Second Grade Back to School Freebie

Enjoy, my friends!