Hello Thrifty Thursday. I seem to be on a ten frame kick with my Thrifty Thursday posts! Last week was 3D ten frames and today is cookie sheet ten frames. Can you tell that we love ten frames in our class?!?! I mean…they’re fun and engaging and so useful. So let’s get started.
Materials: cookie sheet, gems, magnets, glue, marker, ruler, Washi tape (optional…I used rainbow duct tape that was already in my office!)
All of these things cost $1 each at Dollar Tree. The gems are the class stones that go in the bottom of the vase and can be found in the candle area. The magnets are just circle magnets and are found in the craft area. The cookie sheet is a cookie sheet found in the kitchen area. hehe
Step 1: measure.
I measured the cookie sheet to be about 13 inches. So I divided that by five to get 2.6. I marked my lines at 2.5 inches.
I measured the width to be 9 inches so I made that line at 4.5 inches.
Step 2: draw the lines
I used a Sharpie to draw my lines to make the ten frame.
Now, you can leave the Sharpie lines and have a perfectly usable and easy ten frame. But I like lots of color in my life so I used my rainbow tape to make the lines.
Step 3: make your magnetic gems
I used a drop of E6000 glue and glued the gems to the magnets. BAM! Easy as pie. MMMM Pie. Peanut butter pie. (Since I’ll be down for the count with my knee surgery on July 17th, can I just put our a request for peanut butter pie?! Please and thanks. And yellow cake with chocolate icing…and chocolate cake…and brownies….mmmmm brownies…)
Now, you can simply use the gems without magnets. But I like the magnets because they keep the gems in place. More manageable and makes for easy storage. The gems just stick to the ten frame! BAM!
And that my friends, is how you make a simple, thrifty magnetic ten frame! I can’t wait to use these in my guided math lessons and centers. And even for whole group lessons, these would make a great visual. These will be great for addition and subtraction too! Look at that…cheap and useful all year long!
Total cost: $3.
I added an extra magnet on the top to hold the number cards….genius, right?!
I made these super cute superhero number cards to use with our ten frames. Can I just say how much I have missed creating resources?!?! Seriously. All of my time has been spent on my presentations on Vegas. I have a list of 30 creations to make this summer. I guess I know what I’ll be doing after knee surgery! (Any requests for creations…let me know!)
Anyway, click on the picture to get your free set of number cards.
And can I just say, my new color laser printer is EPIC! Everyone needs one those printers!
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