As students count the fireflies as they are caught and then released, challenge them to find alliteration in the text. Todays inspired by flannel friday post was inspired by two of the flannel friday crew. Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges librarything. It is also a simple book that the students can get creative with during read alouds.
I did use the book by philemon sturges as rhyme, so i will not be printing it here. This is a great activity to do after reading 10 flashing fireflies. How many different ways could ten fireflies be arranged with some in the jar and some in the night. Ten flashing fireflies philemon sturges, author, a. Ten flashing fireflies book by philemon sturges, anna vojtech. Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges a good counting book, the children catch fireflies one by one and put them in a jar. Two children catch fireflies on a summer night, putting them one by one into a jar until all ten are caught, and then they let them out to watch all ten fly away. Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges scholastic. I can write an equation that shows how i solved a story problem.
I did modify it a bit to be a bit more repetitive since my kids love repeating the rhyme lines. This story is about two children who see ten flashing fireflies at night and they catch one at a time and place them in a jar. This kit contains everything you need to teach your students number combinations from 510. Fiction, stories in rhyme, fireflies, counting, night.
Once captured, the fireflies light flickers and fades, so in a generous goodnight gesture, the children release them. Into the gloaming go two children, intent on gathering an ensemble of fireflies. Buy a cheap copy of ten flashing fireflies book by philemon sturges. Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges goodreads. A boy and a girl catch fireflies during one summer night and place them in an empty jelly jar. Ten flashing fireflies leveled books paperback by philemon sturges, anna vojtech. Listen to the story ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges. Counters enough for each student to have at least 10 class set of number cards these could be cards from a card game, index cards with numbers written on them, etc should have enough for each student pair to have a set of cards numbering 110. Begin with 10 counters off the 10 frame mat with the yellow side facing up to represent the fireflies in the sky. Every time one firefly is collected in their jar shown on the left side of each page, this is one less in the sky shown on the right side of the book, see below.
The story also talks about summertime and what fireflies do. They discuss problem solving strategies, hear the story ten flashing fireflies, compose their own word problems, and complete a worksheet. Download a free booklet students use to record their friends of ten. Ten flashing fireflies smart board lesson has been made to accompany the book ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges. My goto mentor text for making 10 is ten flashing fireflies. Ten flashing fireflies lesson plan is suitable for kindergarten. Childrens books with alliteration the measured mom. This math kit goes along perfectly with the delightful book, ten flashing fireflies. Anna vojtech two children catch fireflies on a summer night, putting them one by one into a jar until all ten are caught, and then they let them out to watch all ten fly away. This lesson engages learners in a variety of activities to build 1 to 1 correspondence, estimation, and problem solving skills.
As you read the story, the students should move a yellow counter to the ten frame to represent the firefly in the jar. All about ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges. Ten flashing fireflies paperback march 1 1997 by philemon sturges author, anna vojtech author 4. Cut paper materials for students record questions you want to ask on post its and place inside the book. In the book, ten fireflies are flying around in the night sky, and one by one they are caught and put in the jar. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Dianne ochiltree goodreads author shelved 5 times as fireflies. A beautifully illustrated story in which there are 10 fireflies at night and two friends are collecting them.
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Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges story problem think board story problems grade specific jars and flies to act out the story lesson focus result unknown problems. Amy at catch the possibilities and alison of miss alison is blogging. In this story problems lesson, 1st graders sing a song about counting fireflies and then read a. Off comes the lid and the fireflies escape into the. Ten flashing fireflies interactive math smart board lesson. Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges preparing for the activity. Anna vojtechs luminous illustrations accompany philemon sturgess rhyming t a boy and a girl catch fireflies during one summer night and place them in an empty jelly jar. Once all ten fireflies are in the jar, however, the boy and the girl release them.
Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges lesson plan for. Counting down from ten to one, a girl and a boy empty the night sky of fireflies ascounting up from one to tenthey fill their jar with them. Philemon sturges was an architect and the author of several books for. Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges grade levels. The book ten flashing fireflies has at least two different lessons that go with it by math solutions math solutionsfounded by marilyn burns. This ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges lesson plan is suitable for 1st grade. Chicago turabian humanities citation style guide sturges, philemon and anna. Aug 9, 2016 this engaging activity for making ten is based on the book ten flashing fireflies. Ten flashing fireflies is a story about a boy and girl collecting fireflies in their backyard. I tape ten paper fireflies to a piece of chart paper. Luminous pictures and a buoyant, chantaloud text, combine to make this twoway counting book as joyous and magical as catching fireflies on a summer night.
Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Philemon sturges first book, ten flashing fireflies, is a cute counting book about a boy and a girl catching fireflies. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Stop several times during the story to allow the students time to talk with their partner about how many fireflies are in their jar and how many are in the sky. Ten flashing fireflies philemon sturges, anna vojtech. I only put 7 fireflies in this blue ball jar, but if you do this as a follow up to that story, have children do 10 fingerprint fireflies.
How many different ways could ten fireflies be arranged with some. Once all ten fireflies are in the jar, however, the boy and the g. This opened a discussion about catching bugs, looking at them for a while, but making sure to set them free when youre done. The first of many childrens books that philemon sturges wrote during the last decade of his life, the rhyming text in ten flashing fireflies is elevated by the wonder of nature and anna vojtechs luminous illustrations. Tenflashingfireflies download tenflashingfireflies ebook pdf or read online books in pdf, epub, and mobi format. Copy of the book ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges. Ten flashing fireflies paperback march 1, 1997 by philemon sturges author visit amazons philemon sturges page. Ten flashing fireflies by philemon sturges ten flashing fireflies open library. Math in action, k2 and is based on the book ten flashing fireflies. I make construction paper fireflies or you can print and color the fireflies template in the resources and i have a plastic jar. See all 7 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Ten flashing fireflies book by philemon sturges, anna.157 1192 1123 373 535 800 461 1409 1279 624 1321 828 904 1403 1068 776 1253 62 1245 518 73 856 459 1219 390 478 1042 240 1503 739 1384 1418 272 998 1405 126 907 40 725 1106 424 1110 162 153 1270 199 1289 339