Students count the spaceships that are flying around and represent the number on the ten frame and write the number in the box. They can use play dough, small erasers, counters, dry erase markers to represent the number. I have also provided alien counters for you to print if you need them. Included is a related Math Emergent Reader. The reader is 7 pages including the cover page. Students read the sentence and draw "how many" on each page. There is a number and ten frame on each page to help with the underlined number word. Number words go to five in this booklet. On the last page students answer the question by counting one-one. I hope your class will love using these spaceship theme counting mats.
By changing graphics in a center students are getting repetitiveness but think it is a brand new center.