# Mr. R.’s World of Math

## Thanksgiving Math: Combining Tens

Thanksgiving day was coming,
My heart just filled with fear,
We better count our turkeys,
Make sure none disappear…
My mother called our turkeys,
To come back to the yard,

How was I going to count all these turkeys?
I had a group of 8 turkeys,
And a group of 7 turkeys,
and a group of 2 turkeys,
and a group of 3 turkeys…

Well my mother said, don’t worry,
I have a little trick,
We’ll make groups of ten,
Count our turkeys quick!
My mother said, don’t worry,
I have a little trick,
We’ll make groups of ten,
Count our turkeys quick!

This is what I did,
This is what I did,
This is what I did, did, did, did, did!

I put the 2 with the 8 to make ten,
I put the 7 with the 3 to make ten,
Making groups of ten, easy to count,
Now I count by tens,
To get the right amount!

Thanksgiving day was coming,
My heart just filled with fear,
We better count our turkeys,
Make sure none disappear…
My mother called our turkeys,
To come back to the yard,

I had a group of 4 turkeys,
And a group of 6 turkeys,
And a group of 2 turkeys,
And a group of 8 turkeys,
and 2 groups of 5 turkeys,
How was I going to add all of these turkeys?

Well my mother said, don’t worry,
I have a little trick,
We’ll make groups of ten,
Count our turkeys quick!
My mother said, don’t worry,
I have a little trick,
We’ll make groups of ten,
Count our turkeys quick!

This is what I did,
This is what I did,
This is what I did, did, did, did, did!

I put the 6 with the 4 to make ten,
I put the 2 with the 8 to make ten,
I put the 5 with the 5 to make ten,
Making groups of ten, easy to count,
Now I count by tens
To get the right amount!

Thanksgiving day was coming,
My heart just filled with fear,
We better count our turkeys,
Make sure none disappear…
My mother called our turkeys,
To come back to the yard,

This time I had a group of 9 turkeys,
And a group of 3 turkeys,
And a group of 2 turkeys,
And one solo turkey
I also had a group of 7 turkeys,
A group of 8 turkeys,
A group of 6 turkeys,
And finally, a group of 4 turkeys,
How was I going to count all those turkeys?

Well my mother said, don’t worry,
I have a little trick,
We’ll make groups of ten,
Count our turkeys quick!
My mother said, don’t worry,
I have a little trick,
We’ll make groups of ten,
Count our turkeys quick!

I had a group of 9
And a group of 3
and a group of 2
and 1 solo turkey
I also had a group of 7
and a group of 8
a group of 6 turkeys
and a group of 4 turkeys
How was I going to count all of those turkeys?

This is what I did,
This is what I did,
This is what I did, did, did, did, did!

I put the 1 with the 9 to make ten
I put the 7 with the 3 to make ten
I put the 2 with the 8 to make ten
I put the 6 with the 4 to make ten
Making groups of ten, easy to count,
Now I count by tens
To get the right amount!

Thanksgiving day was awesome,
With all my turkeys here,
And no one ate our turkeys