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## You Will Need These to Help Your Students Count Past 100…

How the Hundreds Chart Number Cards can be used:

When students have learned to count 1-100, higher numbers may be placed on the hundreds chart to recognize patterns and generate discussion.  For example, you may decide to place numbers 51-150 on the chart so students can practice counting past the 100 century.  Also, you may put 3 hundreds charts together on top of each other in your classroom and begin with 1-300 so students can see patterns among different centuries.  When students have learned 1-300, the cards may be replaced with higher numbers such as 301-600, 601 -900, and so on.

The Hundreds Charts Numbers may be used in a variety of ways. Use the numbers for daily counting and number recognition.  The numbers may also be used for other activities.  For example, remove some of the numbers from the chart and hand them out to students to put back into the empty spaces.  In order for students to place the number back in the chart, they must explain the pattern they used to place the number.  The cards may also be used for pattern recognition of multiples or even/odd numbers.   If copying lots of color is not a problem, the red and white cards are provided for pattern recognition.  For an ink saving version, use the black and white version to copy multiples on different colored card stock.

These will fit in the hundreds pocket chart you may already own.  Just click the picture below.  This will take you to TPT to download the numbers.

## How Can You Use Your Spare String of Christmas Lights?

You can easily find a string of Christmas lights at this time of year.  One year my mentor gave me the idea to put a string of lights around a bulletin board with this clever title:  See Your Name in Lights.  Post any type of student work and ta-da…a stellar bulletin board.  The great thing about this title is that you can leave the bulletin board up after Christmas since it doesn’t actually refer to the season or to a holiday.  It always makes me sad to put so much work into a bulletin board for Christmas, and then the holiday is over since we are only in school about two weeks out of December.  At this particular school we didn’t have any actual bulletin boards, so this isn’t as artsy as one I have made in the past.  We had to staple/push pin things into the drywall (shhh don’t tell), and the drywall doesn’t hold much.  For example, you could staple little sunglasses into the wall to resemble Hollywood stars and use metallic silver border to make the lights reflect like a real sign.