# Storybook Guide Based on Judy Cox’s “Sheep Won’t Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s”

## Activity Summary

Use this storybook guide with the book “Sheep Won’t Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s”
Many public libraries have this book. This is a Mathical Award winner book.

Clarissa couldn’t fall asleep, so she counted sheep, one by one. Still no sleep and she ended up with 10 naughty sheep in her room. What about counting pairs of alpacas, 2, 4, 6…to 20? That didn’t work either; 20 alpacas crowded in, too. She counted groups of 5 llamas up to 20, and groups of 10 yaks up to 50. Again, no sleep and now 100 stinky animals were messing up her room. How can Clarissa get rid of all these animals so she can sleep?

#### Words to Learn

MATH WORDS
pair, group, add, subtract, patterned, numbers from 0 to 100

OTHER WORDS
stile (the author uses this to mean a fence), perfect grace, ewe, alpacas, lime green, magenta, llama, yak, argyle, cable, Fair Isles, wardrobe, afghan

• To count by 1s from 1 to 10.
• To count by 2s to 20: 2, 4, 6, 8…
• To count by 5s to 20: 5, 10, 15, 20.
• To count by 10s to 50: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.
• To add these numbers(10 + 20 + 20 + 50) to get 100.
• To subtract these numbers to get to 0.
• CHECK THE NUMBER OF OBJECTS IN DIFFERENT PLACES
“How many sheep are on the floor? How many yaks are near the fence?”
• COUNT OUT LOUD
“Can you count by 2s? By 5s? By 10s?”