Archive for July, 2016
While trying to keep the tears at bay and get everyone home, the first week of school is basic survival. Teaching expectations, routines and modeling consumes the first six weeks of first grade.
I have compiled a bunch of easy to make Kindergarten review math centers to take the pressure off while still keeping my firsties busy. These centers review the kindergarten skills and give students the opportunity to freely explore with the math manipulatives.
*All of these were found using Pinterest or a simple google search and none are my original ideas. I have credited the links and directed you to the FREE download if available.
Counting Towers- number recognition 1-10
2 sheets- 12×18 construction paper (taped together)
1 package shaped decor sheets- Dollar Store (write #s 1-10)
*Another way to make this center is to glue the blank shapes on, laminate and use as a write/wipe off mat. Could easily be used as a math center one day and a word work center another.
Number Puzzles (1-10)
Snap Cube Number (1-9) and Pattern Cards
Paint Chip Number Line
Count forward beginning from a given number within a known sequence. Use paint chips, a Sharpie and laminate. Credit to A Kentucky Kindergarten
Number Talks/Small Group Instruction
Subitizing Dot Plates- number sense 1-10
YouTube Video with tutorial Subitizing Made Easy
I Have Who Has Subitizing Cards
I found a free download here at TPT, but these can be easily created to add more to your deck.
For more ideas visit some of my older posts on First Week of School Work Stations, Operations and Algebraic Thinking and to learn more about how I run my work stations visit my organization and management posts.