- Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
- writing pencils
- highlighting markers
Set Up and PrepareTurn to the end papers in the front of the book. The two facing pages feature 100 full moons each. Make copies of one of the pages, one per student. If you don't have paper that is large enough to copy the moon page, try reducing the image, but not too much. Students will need enough room to write their numbers.
Give students their own copy of the moon paper. After they have written their name on the back, they should fill in the moons with numbers, beginning with the number 1. (The goal here is create a moon-themed hundreds chart.) Be sure to make one as a classroom example.Once everyone has filled in their chart, meet as a group to discuss what patterns can be found. Students should use the highlighters to note the patterns.
After making copies of the moon page, cut it into strips and have students color them in to create patterns.