I made our first table signs switch this week! A few years back I was trying to come up with ways to give my kids that repetitive review they need with some things, without feeling like I was beating a dead horse. I realized that table signs offer a great opportunity for this! I call tables MANY times each day for various things, and the signs are visual stimuli that literally hang their all day, every day.
I do still start the year with tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (with corresponding objects). We are working on these single digit numbers for a while in kindergarten. However, if I am being honest, the numbers that cause the little ones the most trouble are those tricky teens (and 11 and 12). Since we have begun working on the teens, I decided to change the table signs. We now have tables 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16! The kids were very excited about the change, and the review is happening effortlessly!
I did put up corresponding images as well, although I wish in retrospect that I had used a ten frame format as opposed to a random clump. Oh well, a project for another day!
How do you work on the tricky teens with your students?