I love the Internet, and blogs, and Pinterest, and Facebook, and every other technological advance that has made the world a smaller place. Β They have allowed me to meet, __sometimes in person__, but most times not, many amazing and talented teachers. I love the collaboration that takes place in our virtual professional learning communities. Tonight I have a wonderful example. My e-pal, Vivian, who is from Down Under (how cool is that?), sent me a Friends of Ten booklet she made using ten-frame graphics __I posted__ some time back. Β I slapped a cover on it and now I’m sharing it with you!

Click __here__ to grab your copy. Β If you download it, leave Vivian some comment love!

Thanks for this very helpful booklet. I am working with a child who has so much anxiety around “getting it wrong” that he cannot answer a question and freezes when given work to do in the classroom. This will be fabulous for building confidence.

I was so excited to find this resource on line, as I had one last paper copy and misplaced it! It’s such a great resource. Thanks!

Thank you so much for sharing this resource Donna! It’s just what I have been looking for. This is such a useful resource in helping kids understand number facts to make 10.

What a great resource – Thank you…..Love it!

What a great book – I Love it!

Great material, thansk for sharing!

This was a perfect wy to review ten frames for my 2nd graders. Then we can move on to adding 2 digit #’s to 20 π Thanks for sharing!!

Fantastic resource! Thank you π

thanks for creating this document! It is wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing this maths resources.

It’s been so helpful.

Very precisely done.

Thank you so much for a great math activity using ten frames! Missing addends is always challenging! LOVE!

Thankyou. Am going to use as subitising cards as well.

Thank you so very much for doing the hard work that makes parentsβs lives easier! I love all your printables.

Thank you so much! I am a first time First Grade teacher, and this will help me a lot. More power to you!

Hello from Austria,

thank you very much for your work.

Elisa

Always so cool to hear from teachers in other countries! π

Thank you

I’ll let my kids use this such wonderull material. Reale usufull and easy to use.

Thanks for sharing

Simona

Thanks from Switzerland !

Mara

Awesome!

O loved the booklet! Students will surely love it! Thanks for sharing it!

Thanks from Mexico, π Yamin

Hello from Finland. I try this with my students. Thanks.

Laura

Finland? How awesome is that? Thanks for leaving a note. π

Thanks so much!!!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful tool from your toolbox.

Thanks for sharing! I have a small intervention group that are reviewing combinations of ten with ten frames. This will be a fun way to assess and they can monitor their progress!

Thank you for sharing! Great timing!

Fantastic just what I need!

My teachers are going to love this, you rock!!!!!

Thanks, Rebecca! Hope the kiddos enjoy it!

This is fabulous!

Good to hear from you, Amy!!

Thank you so much for this fun activity of making tens. We are doing some end of the reviewing and this is perfect. Thank you again.

So glad it’s something you find useful!

Thanks Donna. A great resource to add to my “Make Ten” folder. Thanks for sharing .It’s free as well. What a bonus!

Free is always good, right Deme! Glad it’s “folder” worthy. π

Thanks Donna and Vivian. This looks so great. Can’t wait to use it with my kiddos. We are working so hard to master the new standards and I am always looking for new ways outside my tired old Saxon!

Thanks for sharing!

Спасибо вам!Отличное пособие!

Thanks to Google translator, I found out this means, “Thank you ! Great benefits !”. π

I hope this is right…Вы очень приветствуем!

Thank you very much….as an intern without funds, I’m always looking for freebies. Thank You.!!!!

Looks like you reposted this from an earlier time. Thanks! I love the support for the struggling learners and the review for the others. Can’t wait to use it. Thanks for sharing!

Yes, Beth, because I have new Facebook followers all the time, I regularly repost earlier blog posts. Glad you like this one!

I have some students who need help developing fluency with their facts to ten. This will help so much! Thanks for sharing!

This will come in handy! I teach grade one and have a few students struggling with the ‘power of ten’ concept!

Thanks for sharing this:)

Donna,

You always seem to post the things I need the most at just the right time! I was thrilled to see this tonight!! I will be using it tomorrow! Thank you SO much!!

Kim Schoeler

Glad it’s something that will be useful to you, Kim!

Hi!

Thanks for sharing!

I noticed that there are not directions on the booklet. I know I am supposed to already know what to do with it, but am I guessing right if I assume that the children are supposed to fill in the missing parts of the equations?

Heidi

Yes, they write the missing parts, or the entire sum if there is nothing written as a prompt.

Hi Heidi

Students write the short date at the top of the column. Then we do a timed quiz. They write the whole sum below each ten frame.( Initially, some of my kids found the prompt confusing, but this was OK after we completed a bunch of examples together. ) I use my phone’s timer, and write the times on the board as each child finishes. They write their time at the bottom of the column. We do this quiz at the beginning of each lesson, daily.

Thank you Donna and Vivien! This is perfect for me to share with my teachers1

Thanks for passing it on, Genie! π

Thank you. I needed more ways for my kiddos to practice making ten and this activity is perfect!

You are SO right! You can never have enough activities for making ten!

Meeting you was one of the best experiences EVER!!!! Love that we have a virtual and real life friendship. Hope we get together again soon. You are even more amazing in real life!! Thank you for all you do to help so many of use grow as educators!!

Hey, sweet friend! I would love to come visit again. Maybe springtime in Florida? π

Great booklet! Thanks to both of you for sharing!

Glad you like it, Patty!

Thanks, Donna π My class started using this today. We will complete 1 column each day, as a quick quiz, and note the time taken at the bottom of the column (my kids ranged from 1-4 minutes). My cover only had the border, so I got the kids to write the numbers 1-10 across the bottom, and then joined up the ‘friends’ (4and 6, 3 and 7 etc)-one by one- each in a different colour. That gave us the look of a rainbow. It was amazing to watch some kids have an ‘aha’ moment!-from a simple rainbow! It was also an opportunity to focus on the tricky spelling of ‘friends’. One thing I found was that a couple of students were confused by the “3 + = 10” prompts (even though the intention was that the prompts would help the strugglers. It would be interesting to know what other teachers find. Hope some of you find the booklet useful! Thanks again, Donna π

Thanks a lot for this booklet! Perfect for next week.

Ylva from Sweden

Hey, Vivian! Thanks for the extra information about how you’re using the book. I really appreciate that you shared it with me!

This is exactly what I have been looking for! Today I introduced a ten wand and I was looking for something to do with them tomorrow to get them thinking in number sentences. Thank you!!

You’re welcome, Charlotte! Glad it came at just the right time. π