## Sunday, June 9, 2013

### Mentor Text Linky 6.9.13 // Manic Monday 6.10.13

Today we are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky.  This week the theme is Math.  The book we chose is called 12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam.  I'm guessing it's not brand new for many of you.

In this book, the author shows many examples of 11.  She creates very bright and colorful scenarios in many different settings.  The kiddos love seeing all the ways to get to 11.   Here is an example:

If you are working on number representation or addition this would be a perfect book for your kiddos!

One activity we have done following this book is to have a hula hoop out and allow groups of students to show how to make 11.  We give them different colored unifix cubes and they put them together in many ways to make 11.  We tell them they can use multiple color combinations so they don't all only add 2 numbers to get to 11.  In this picture there are many ideas represented;
9+2, 8+3, 10+1, 5+5+1, etc.

Another activity you can do after reading is make a class book where each student makes their own example of 11.  If you'd like to try that out, click on the picture below for a FREEBIE!!!

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Have a great week!

1. Great book! I have never seen it before--thanks for sharing how you use it with your kids!

Have a great week--
Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

1. You're welcome!

2. What a cute book. I love that you use a hula hoop to collect their samples. Your class book looks adorable.

1. Hula hoops work great for venn diagrams too!

3. Love the hands on activity. Thanks for the class book. Great idea!

School Is a Happy Place

1. Thanks for the nice comments!

4. I love all of this! This goes right with the staff development that I'm doing this week! Great stuff!! I love that you use hula hoops!

Amanda
Collaboration Cuties

1. I figured everyone had heard of this book so I'm glad that it was new for some of you! It's a must read!

5. Great activities to go with this book. I don't have it, but I have seen it somewhere... I'm sure it's in the kindergarten library. I love the hoola hoop idea. Thanks for posting pictures- I'm such a visual learner!

Gwen
Learning With Mrs. Brinn

1. It's a great book. Definitely worth a try!

6. I am a little late but thank you for this post! I hadn't heard of this book but this is great! We do so much with number sense and different ways to make numbers...this is a fabulous introduction!

Thank you so much for sharing and thanks so much for the freebie!

Amanda
Learning to the Core

1. We are so glad you like it and think it will be useful!