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Charts with a Purpose!

Charts with a Purpose!

More than just your basic charts, these charts have a purpose! Today's blog is all about our charts with a purpose pack, that features unique, versatile, and useful charts for any elementary school classroom! Here's a better look at each chart individually and some examples of how they can be used.

The ten frames chart can be used to foster important skills, and concepts such as early number relationships and fact fluency. Attach the chart to a bulletin board display, and incorporate it into your daily classroom routine, such as during calendar time or math. Begin by teaching the ten frames arrangement. Explain that the standard way to show numbers using a ten frame is by filling the top row first and going left to right. When the top row is full, counters can be placed in the bottom row, following the same order. Provide students with counters or pencils in two different colors to represent the two different numbers that are being combined to make 10. Use the ten frames chart to help students visualize the smaller numbers inside the larger number. Encourage students to develop mental strategies for manipulating numbers, all within the context of numbers' relationship to 10. Once students have a solid understanding of the composition and decomposition of numbers into tens, they will be able to apply the concept to larger numbers.

Provide your students with opportunities to learn and explore numbers using the Make Today's Number chart. Attach this chart to a bulletin board display and incorporate it into your daily math routine. Begin by giving each student a copy of the reproducible chart and choosing a number of the day (1-20). Have students independently complete the reproducible by identifying the number and representing it in different forms - number word, number bond, ten frame, count to it, and draw it. Provide manipulatives, such as two-color counters, shape counters, snap cubes, base ten blocks, and pattern blocks to support learning.

The Graph It! Chart has so many uses that can help improve any classroom or learning space. Effectively tracking student progress plays a key role in increasing teaching effectiveness. Attach this chart to a wall or bulletin board display and use it to create a student-centered tracking system. One example is to add labels to identify the goal or objective at the top of the chart, the class average on the left, and the number of days or weeks at the bottom. Keep the chart up to date and track progress by adding stickers in the corresponding sections of the graph. As you gather data about your class's strengths and areas of need, encourage students to make connections of their own and set goals to stay on target.

This Stick With It! Chart is a great addition to any classroom, or homeschool, environment. Use fun colored post it notes to mark your student's achievements throughout the day. They will love to see everything they have accomplished and look forward to achieving their goals each day!


With the Library Card Chart, there are so many uses for you to get creative in the classroom! Cultivate a love of reading in your classroom, stay organized, keep track of students' progress, and highlight a variety of classroom activities and events using the library card chart. Use this chart on a bulletin board display and incorporate it into your daily classroom routine. You can use the chart to keep track of books students are borrowing, or also use it to document their favorite books, books they've read, class volunteers, show and tell sign-ups, classroom materials checkout and so much more!

Enjoy a FREE DOWNLOAD of our You Shine Mini Poster that you can print small and use as a sticker on the graph chart!


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