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Thanksgiving Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Thanksgiving Literacy Centers for Kindergarten While not an American, I have always loved the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving Day. I mean, who doesn’t have something to be thankful for?! In this packet, I have tried to include both historical and modern day aspects of Thanksgiving Day. You’ll find images of Pilgrims and Native Americans to help remind your kiddos that Thanksgiving Day was first celebrated after the first successful harvest in 1621 as well turkeys, pumpkins and pies. Let’s see this packet in action! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Thanksgiving Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Thanksgiving Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! The contents of this packet are best suited for use in centers and small groups with children in kindergarten, although the activities can also be use with children in preschool and first grade. Each activity includes a center label that can be printed and placed on the front of your storage device. Also included are “I can” center instructions to help children remember what to do. I have included a recording page at the end of each activity in order to have evidence of each child’s work. Contents: 1. Thanksgiving pumpkins letter match 2. Thanksgiving alphabet puzzles 3. Thanksgiving clip the syllables 4. Thanksgiving turkey clip the beginning sound 5. Thanksgiving pumpkin pie middle sound sorting (CVC words) 6. Thanksgiving pumpkin and card ending sound sorting (CVC words) 7. Thanksgiving turkey spin and rhyme 8. Thanksgiving write the room 9. Thanksgiving primer sight word turkey sorting 10. Thanksgiving sentence match If you’re thinking, “Hang on lady! I don’t have time to prep all that!” then you may find my worksheets packet more suitable! Please click here or on the picture below to check it out in my TpT... read more

Autumn Math Centers for Kindergarten

Autumn Math Centers for Kindergarten As promised last week, here I am to give y’all a peek into what’s included in my updated Autumn Math Centers for Kindergarten. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Autumn Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Autumn Math Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! Contents: 1. Pumpkin ten frame write & wipe numbers (1-20) 2. Autumn / Fall count and clip cards 3. Missing pumpkin numbers (1-20) 4. Build an autumn / fall pattern (AB/ABB/AAB/ABC) (20 patterns to build) 5. Autumn / Fall count and graph (1-5) 6. Colored pencil tally mark match 7. Autumn / Fall number puzzles (1-10) 8. Acorn addition: making 10 on a ten frame 9. Pumpkin odd and even sorting (1-100) 10. Autumn / fall non standard measurement 11. Autumn / Fall sort by size. Please excuse my terrible drawing skills! There is a reason why I purchase clip art instead of trying to design something myself 😉 12. Squirrel and acorn color words 13. Autumn / Fall leaves clip the shape cards 14. Fruit and vegetable sorting I hope these pictures have given you a good idea of what is included in this packet! As with all my centers, there is quite a bit of prep time involved and I know not everyone has that luxury; in this case, you may find my worksheets packet more suitable! Please click here or on the picture below to check out my Autumn Math Worksheets and Activities packet for Kindergarten in my TpT store! Once you get to my store, you can view some sample pages by clicking the “Preview” button located just under the... read more

Autumn Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Autumn Literacy Centers for Kindergarten I created my Autumn Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet in 2013 and I recently updated the graphics and fonts and also added recording pages for each activity. So, of course, I had to share some sample activities with you all! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Autumn Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Autumn Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! 1. Write and Wipe alphabet cards. 2. Sorting words and letters (I used sight words from the pre-primer dolch word list). 3. Upper and lower case letter match. 4. Missing letters. 5. Beginning sounds. (The last four cards of this activity are beginning blends.) 6. Write the Room. 7. Word family sorting. 8. Syllables. 9. Building sight words (primer word list). I hope I have given you a pretty good idea of what is included in this packet! There is quite a bit of prep time involved, as with all my center packets, and if you don’t have time for it, then you may find my worksheets packet more suitable! Please click here or on the picture below to check it out in my TpT store! I’ll be back soon to share sample pages from my Autumn Math Centers for... read more

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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