Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Wonderful World of Math: Kindergarten

WOW. This has been a crazy week! I have been subbing for two weeks and finally got took a break for the rest of the week. I have taught Orders of Operation to 8th grade boys (pays to pay attention in class never know when you might need it :), graded SLOs for 1st and second grade, substituted for 1st grade and 8th grade ELA and did other assessments throughout. I'm tried! My daughter is thrilled; it has been hard for her to adjust from me being at home to working all day even though we did this last year. Did I mention that teachers now have extended hours 7: 20 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.?! Yes, ladies we can't clock out until FIVE! My brain is pretty scrambled by 2...LOL. Anywhoo, the kids are trying adjusting as best as they can. I love the school and the students are GREAT...the hours are just so loooooooooooong! However, I have been working on several products as usual… LOL

The school year is back and I am so excited to provide teachers with a wonderful packet to start off the new school year! This packet is jammed packed with great hands-on activities that would be just wonderful to start the school year off with or wait until September when the apples are just ripe for the picking! This packet can be used for homework, cooperative learning, math centers, homework, RTI, morning work and the like. 
  Kindergartners love to count and these worksheets which can also be laminated (just directions on top) and made into math centers. Is a 

 is great way to help students reinforce their counting skills. 

An apple of the teacher! What a great way to start off your apple theme or the month of September than with these adorable apple counting mats. I have also included number cards 0-100 that can be used all year long with addition and subtraction problem cards for large or small group activities.  Also, there are before and after worksheets that can be used with the counting cards as well.  Students will love creating their own Counting Apples Books using finger-paint, stickers, markers or whatever you can in your art closet.  Teachers can also enlarge a tree and place it in the math center along with number cards and apples for he students to work with independently or in pairs

Math stories are a wonderful way for students to really get to thinking about math through drawings or using manipulatives. I have created a set that allows for students to practice doing both. FYI: I like to print the worksheets with the manipulatives in different colors so that when the students are working they don't get the cards mixed up and fuss about who has their cards. This also can be made into a math center by following the same directions. Print desired amount on to colored card stock, laminate, cut the the cards from the bottom of the page (you will still have a border), label and place in a zip-clock along with a dry erase marker and a 1/4 of a Mister Clean eraser :) I like to use large envelopes or gift boxes from the dollar store so that my activities won't bend.    
Math Center: Counting and graphing is always fun especially when it's a game! Again, I have made matching counting cards (0-20) that can be used the whole year. The "counting clouds" worksheets/mats  are differentiated for each child's level of learning. Teachers can also use the clouds to play "Find your Number" by giving each student a card tell them to find their match or tape them to the floor and play musical numbers. They will also look great posted in the classroom. I have also included a Spin-n-Graph Game with recording sheets. 

As a BONUS, I have added a sight word cut & paste activity that I hope will help you reinforce those many words that we all must teach the little ones. Now that you know a little about my Wonderful World, I hope that you will stop by and check it out!   

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hi ya'll! I know it has been a long time since I last blogged. I was on a roll until we switched to bloglovin'...I know, I know that I should be over it, but it put in non-motivated mood. However, I must move on and get back to blogging. I have been working on several TpT products and Fan Freebies which I hope to post soon. I am sitting now in my friend's classroom as she reviews with her second graders before their quiz on the Creek Indians. This has been a busy years so far. I have been working with the teachers as they complete their SLOs for the beginning of the school year. I was so excited to see the students work on my "What's My Value?" packet during math. I hope to have that packet posted on TpT soon. Anyway, I hope that everyone has a great weekend as I try to get back into the swing of the things. 

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