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Back to School Math Centers for Kindergarten

Back to School Math Centers for Kindergarten I finished updating this packet only a couple of days ago and hurried to take some photos to show you all what’s included! So, here we go! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Back to School Math Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Back to School Math Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! As with all my Kindergarten Centers packet, I have included an “I can” instructions for each activity to remind your kiddos what to do, as well as a cover label that you can put on the front of whatever it is that you are storing your pieces inside. I believe that learning to form letters and numbers correctly from the beginning is extremely important and will save teachers so much headache trying to re-teach it later in the year! For that reason, the first activity is a number tracing activity. I laminated and cut the cards apart, but if you prefer, you can leave the cards uncut and simply laminate the page or slip it inside a plastic sleeve to make an activity that children can use over and over again. Next up, is a count and clip activity. Kiddos simply count the number of items on a given card and clip the correct numeral to show their answer. Using pegs is fantastic for helping kiddos to develop those little finger muscles in preparation for writing! I have included recording pages for each of the activities in this packet; however, there’s no drama if you decide not to use them! Then, there is a Missing Number activity. If some of your kiddos are struggling to write numbers, provide them with small magnetic number for the activity and then number stamps to record their answers on the recording page. The next activity is a pattern building activity. I included 4 pattern types (AB, AAB, ABB, AABB), but if your kiddos are struggling to understand them all so early in the year, you can whip them out later on! Representing data on a graph isn’t really all that complicated; it’s just another way of showing “how many” your kiddos counted. Next up, is a simple ten frame and number matching activity. Ideally, you want your kiddos to have so much practice with this that as soon as they see a ten frame, they will automatically know the number represented. I have also included some number puzzles.... read more

Back to School Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Back to School Literacy Centers for Kindergarten Hey guys! I wanted to swing past today to give you a sneak peak at what I have included in my Kindergarten Literacy Centers packet to help you start off the school year! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Back to School Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Back to School Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! My kindergarten packets all include (or will be updated to include) an “I can” instructions page for children and a label that you can put on the front of whatever storage device you use to store all the bits and pieces. I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as too much handwriting practice, and so, first up in this Back to School packet is an Alphabet Write and Wipe center. Prep is really easy: just print, laminate and cut the cards along the dashed lines using a paper guillotine. Give your kiddos some wipeable markers or crayons with a cloth and it’s ready to go! Next, I included a whole set of upper and lower case apple letters and apples numbered 1-10. You can used the apple cards for activities such as: alphabet/number order upper – lower case letter matching missing letter/number mats for beginning sounds or counting objects And you can use them as I originally intended as a sorting activity. You can focus on sorting upper and lower case letters, or include sorting numbers too. Once completed, kiddos record their work on the recording page included. The next activity is another super easy one to prep – just print, laminate and cut in half! This activity is a simple letter matching one. Supply your kiddos with small letter tiles or magnetic letters and they are ready to get matching. I have included a recording page for this activity too. Now, if your kiddos are struggling to write their letters so early in the year, give them some letter stickers or alphabet stamps for them to use on their recording page. It’s also important for kiddos to learn upper and lower case matches early on, so I have included an apple upper and lower case letter match. Once again, print, laminate and cut and you’re ready to go. For this particular activity, you will need to provide children with some pegs so that they can select their answer. To make this a self-checking activity, place a small... read more

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