Saturday, November 19, 2011

Math Centres!

What a busy week!  We had a wonderful Peace Week this past week - I was so proud of all of my students for being peacemakers.  I heard them say to each other "I love your drawing", and "I'll help you clean up!".  I really think the message got through that we should always try to the best we can be, no put downs, tattle-tailers, or "meanies" (as we call them) in our class! 

This week we also started focusing on numbers to 5.  My goal is to have students become familiar with numbers to 10 by Christmas - recognizing the numbers both in order and out of order, printing the numbers, and showing me how many of that number using manipulatives.

This was a fun and quick matching game we played as a class on my whiteboard.  I made these number and dot cards with a magnetic backing.  The students had to come up, choose a number, tell me what it was and match the dot card to it.  So much fun!  They wanted to play all day.  I only introduced numbers to 5 but if you click on the link below you can have all of the cards to 10.



I had one centre where students used clothpins and clipped them on to the matching number card.  I bought these number cards at the Dollar Store.



I will be introducing a new centre game next week, All About Numbers, where students will spin the spinner and match the number card to their game card.  You can find this game and 4 other centre games in my newest resource,
Math Center Fun on Tpt! 



Also included are centre games using addition, telling time to the hour, shape recognition and coin matching.

***Okay, okay, now the exciting news....I will be giving away my Math Center Fun unit to the first 3 people
(I'm in such a good mood since it's Saturday, yah!)
to leave a comment below***

Happy teaching!

11 comments:

  1. I would love to have these center games!! Thanks for sharing all your hard work!!
    Barbara
    meadowt@msn.com

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  2. I would love a copy of your math centers. I am working on my lesson plans right now! Thank you for sharing! Renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  3. I would love a copy too! mandybcollins80@yahoo.com
    Thank you

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  4. I would lI've a copy if you decide to give away any more!! Or, I can buy it in TpT! Thanks so much for your hard work!

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  5. How generous! They look GREAT!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  6. Number 6....soooo close. Your packet looks awesome!!
    Jonelle
    A Place Called Kindergarten

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  7. This is a definitely going into my shopping cart. I have been slow to start math centers since I don't know where to start (Im a first year teacher and trying to get the hang of things).
    marci_o@hotmail.com

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  8. Looks great!

    Shelly
    projectqn@tx.rr.com

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  9. Thanks so much for all of the comments! @ Meadowt, Rene and Mandy's Memories -> check your inboxes. Let me know if you like the new math pack! Thanks again for following everyone!
    Alessia

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  10. These games are going to be great for review of shapes, numbers, and addition and a great introduction to time and money! Thank you again for sharing.

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