Category Archives: Math

Shapes Galore!

Shapes Galore!

Oh, my – am I glad it’s Friday.  I think I have just as difficult of a time adjusting to school after spring break as my kindergarteners do!  This week we did a lot of work with shapes, and I wanted to share two activities and freebies with you.#1:  After teaching about hexagons (how many…Continue Reading

Fun way to practice sorting

Fun way to practice sorting

Working on sorting with your kiddos?  Here’s a quick and fun way to practice – have the kids sit in a circle and each remove one shoe.  The kids can practice sorting by one attribute (i.e. color, size, athletic/dress shoe, etc.) or two attributes (i.e. color + size, color + type, etc.).  Let them decide…Continue Reading

Kindergarten 2-D Geometry Pack

Kindergarten 2-D Geometry Pack

Happy holidays, readers!  I had a wonderful Christmas with Mr. Lilypad ūüôā but am already dreading going back to work (just a little bit)!  I think that once Christmas is over, I inevitably start thinking ahead to what’s next.  Fortunately we don’t go back to the 7th, so I really should just enjoy my time…Continue Reading

Math center freebie!

Math center freebie!

It’s freebie time!  Here’s a free math game called Ten Frame Flash that my students are loving right now (click on any of the images to be taken to the download) Player 1 has a stack of ten frame cards, each with dots for the numbers 1-10. Player 2 has a blank ten frame (laminated),…Continue Reading

Winter Math Centers

Winter Math Centers

Oh my goodness! ¬†It’s been so long since I blogged – so much to do lately for work and grad school. ¬†But, today I was stuck in the house all day, so I finally had time to create a new product: ¬†a winter math centers pack for kindergarten and first grade! ¬†Check it out¬†here. ¬†It’s…Continue Reading

Celebrating Fall with Fall Math Centers for Kindergarten!

Celebrating Fall with Fall Math Centers for Kindergarten!

Happy fall, everyone! ¬†To celebrate my favorite season, I’m putting my fall math pack for kindergarten on sale! ¬†It includes a list of 14 different games and activities, organized by Common Core State Standard, and complete materials for all these games and activities. This pack works for autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving – the designs include…Continue Reading

I Survived Math Centers!

I Survived Math Centers!

If you read¬†my last post, you’ll know that I’ve been a little nervous about introducing a¬†new way of doing math centers. ¬†Today I’m sharing how it all went! My new system relied on kids knowing their group number and being able to use the SmartBoard to figure out where they were going next, even if…Continue Reading

Patterning Activities – MIA from the Common Core?

Patterning Activities – MIA from the Common Core?

Having taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for several years, I was surprised to notice that the Common Core standards for Kindergarten math don’t include patterning. ¬†Perhaps the authors intended to later create a set of Pre-K standards that would include patterning? ¬†Regardless, not all students attend Pre-K, and I’ve noticed that many students need some practice…Continue Reading