Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Little Friendly Ghosties on a Free Numberline!

Hi, Everybody!

Have you noticed all of the little friendly ghost activities popping up all over the Pinterest boards?
They're the brainchild of  Mel at Graphics From the Pond. Mel had the brilliant idea of offering these graphics to TPT authors, who would then use them in a variety of resources for your classrooms. How fun to use these little cuties instead of scary images! You can find a great variety of Little Friendly Ghost activities at Mel's linky party. There are more than 20 activities there, and more will be added right up until Halloween! While you're there, why not pick up a set of ghostie graphics to jazz up your own resources, too?

Here's a free sample from my contribution to the linky. It's a number line that you can print and make as either 1-10 or 1-20.  Click to download from Googledocs.

This number line is part of a larger set at my TpT store.  Here are a few ideas for using the complete set:

* Match numerals to addition cards, using either 1-10 or 1-20

* Match numerals to subtraction cards, using either 1-10 or 1-20

* Place either addition or subtraction number model cards (1-10 or 1-20) around your classroom and have students find the cards and write the number model next to the numeral on their Read Around the Room recording sheet. Four recording sheets are included: addition (1-10 and 11-20) and subtraction (1-10 and 11-20).

* Use the number model cards for practice counting up and back on the numberline. Here's where you'll use your  Little Friendly Ghost number lines!  Great idea for a document camera lesson, with each child also having his or her own number line.

* Play Go Fish, with students drawing cards and matching sets of 3: numeral, addition number model and subtraction number model.

* Use the 26 two-step operation cards in a math center for practice moving up and back on the numberline.

* Mix up either the addition model cards or the subtraction model cards. Have students place them in order according to the answer as a math center activity. A recording sheet for one to ten is included. 

Happy Teaching!


  1. So cute Linda. Thank you for sharing!
    LMN Tree

  2. These little ghosts sure are cute. I hope you are having a good week.

    1. I'm not a ghost type of person, but these little ghosties were irresistible. I think they look like little kids in costume - I can almost picture the sneakers coming out at the bottom! They were created by Mel at Graphics From the Pond.
      Hope your week is a good one, too, Mary!

  3. Thank you for the cute freebie! We just wrapped up solving with number paths. These will be perfect for extra reinforcement :)

  4. Then it's perfect timing - so glad when that happens! :)


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