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Skip Counting by 10 Video Description:

Learn to count by 10 with Ben and Lindsey as they take a hot air balloon ride in the skies while they skip count by ten! Their counting by 10’s journey takes an awful turn when the meet a blue jay, so they decide to play it safe and skip count as they climb a mountain. Then on the mountain, they ignore the advice of a wise bald eagle, and accidentally start an avalanche which has them once again counting by tens to save their lives! … and then, just when you think they’d get wise, they decide to SKY DIVE! Oh my, will they get out of this song alive?

Skip Counting by 10 Song Lyrics:

We’re in a hot air balloon, and as we ascend,
we’re counting how high up we go in groups of ten.

10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and then ONE HUNDRED!

Then we saw a blue jay flying with his friends.
We asked them to sing along with us and count by tens.
He said, “Excuse me, sir and madam, but I am just a bird.
For me to count by tens, would simply be absurd!”

“Is he holding a pin?”

We’re in a hot air balloon, and we’re about to descend,
counting how much lower we go in groups of ten.

100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and then TEN!

Few! We’re alive!

I could tell that ride had really scared my friend.
So I tried to think of a safer way to count by ten.
I thought for a while; then a thought came to my mind:
this time let’s try to find a mountain we can climb!

We’re at the bottom of a mountain, and as we ascend,
we’re counting how high up we go in groups of ten.

10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and then ONE HUNDRED!

We saw a bald eagle and asked him to be our friend,
and if he’d come along with us and count by ten.
He said, “Well... I can’t count, but watch out! Don’t step on that BRANCH!
If you break it, you might start an AVALANCHE!”

“Oh, no! That can’t be good.”

We’re at the top of a mountain and about to descend.
We’re counting down to the ground in groups of ten.

100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and then TEN!

“You know, I like you, Ben, and I like counting by ten,
but I really don’t think we should try this again…”

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This song targets TEKS and Common Core learning standards from both 1st Grade and 2nd Grade. Look into the relevant standards here, or dig deeper into memorizing techniques here.

If you are interested in getting ideas on how to plan a robust standards-aligned 10 times table lesson, we recommend checking out Instructure's recommendations for common core standards 1.NBT.1, and 2.NBT.2 . These pages help break down standard language, lay out the grade-appropriate level of rigor for each concept, and offer a variety of suggestions for activities (lesson seeds) that help students achieve their learning targets.

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