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    St. Patrick’s Day Math and Science

    St. Patrick’s day is such a fun holiday to celebrate in the classroom because there are some very different opportunities for exploration than we see with other holidays. Because of this, I’ve included some science activities – which means that this is a math and science center for Preschool St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s take a look at some of these materials. Shamrock Observations – This set is designed to help children focus on small details, which is perfect when it comes to shamrocks and finding that elusive 4-leaf clover. There are images of a variety of different shamrocks, and then zoomed in images of the same shamrocks so that children…

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    Seasonal Numbers for Math Activities

    When I pulled out my valentine materials I remembered how much I love using the large number sets! I also realized that I only have a set for Valentine’s day and St. Patrick’s day – it was definitely time to change that. One of the things that makes these so valuable is that they can be used so many different ways by children learning a variety of different skills. Take a look at the valentine set: Each number has a corresponding number of hearts on it. These can be counted and covered by small objects or clothespins to build one to one correspondence and cardinality. Each number also has a…

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    Valentine’s Day Math Center Activities

    I’m back with some more Valentine’s day ideas! Math centers can be tricky because we want children to enjoy the activities and WANT to do them, while also being able to use the materials independently. Here’s what’s in my Valentine’s Day math center: It doesn’t get more exciting than chocolate! This game is one that your students will definitely want to play – although you might have to monitor the game pieces or they’ll disappear. To play, children pick a candy and match the number on the bottom to the number on their mat. It can be done individually or you can print two sets and have a partner game.…

  • Monster Math

    It’s been a while but I’ve finally created something new and I can’t wait to share it with you!!! This number set is perfect for Halloween because it features some friendly little monsters, but I love these graphics because they can also be used year-round.  The Monster Math Number Card set includes 6 different types of number cards: There are so many ways that you can use these cards, the possibilities are endless and every single student will feel successful.  Choose the matching cards that challenge your students or make up your own games to meet their needs.  I can’t wait to use these, I hope that you love them…

  • Activities to do with yarn – math

    If there is one thing that is universal for every single preschool program it’s that you never seem to have enough materials for all of the activities that you want to do with the children. Over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at creating fun experiences with very few supplies.  I thought it would be fun to focus on one simple supply and share a ton of easy activities that you can do to meet different learning domains. This week is going to be all about things you can do with yarn. When it comes to math, the simplest activities often make the biggest impact. There are so many ways…

  • Friday Freebie – Number Puzzles

    Happy Friday! Aren’t holiday weeks the best?! They go by so fast and then it’s the weekend again. I love these number sequencing puzzles, and this summer set from Klever Kiddos could not be cuter! These are great practice and can be used to focus on the number sequencing, or putting the picture together in the correct order. Go download your set and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Friday Freebie – St. Patrick’s Day Letters and Numbers

    Happy Friday! Those two words are music to my ears this week, and if you’re week has been anything like mine you’re probably ready for some down time – and a freebie! Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day? This freebie will help get you there.  These letter and number cards will turn any activity into a St. Patrick’s Day activity.  Use these cards with any of the letter or number activities that you already have planned, or check out my Language Arts pinboard for more ideas!

  • New Math Centers!

    You know when you’re really excited about something and you just can’t wait to share?! That’s me right now! I bought this adorable coffee cup clipart months ago, but it was kind of just sitting there on my computer collecting dust because I couldn’t figure out what to do with it.  Then it hit me – math centers of course. I am so in love with how these turned out and I just had to share them with you! There are three centers; colors, numbers, and shapes. The color set is simple color matching, but also includes the color words so that you can encourage vocabulary word recognition. It includes…

  • Friday Freebie – Spider Numbers

    Happy Friday! Since it is officially October I can start sharing Halloween freebies, and I know you will love what I’ve got for you today. These spider web numbers from KidSparkz would be a great addition to your halloween math centers. Add some spider rings that the children can count and you’re all set! Have a great weekend, spend some time enjoying everything autumn!

  • Friday Freebie

    It’s Friday and it’s a holiday – double celebration today! I have a really cute freebie for you, i’m so glad that I found this one, because it is definitely something that I would use in my classroom, so I’m excited to share it with you.  This letter match and counting set is from Special Teacher for Special Kids.  I love the colors, the graphics, and the simplicity of this set.  It includes cards with each letter of the alphabet  in uppercase and lowercase so that children can match them. It also includes number cards that children can match with quantities of patriotic themed objects.  This set could also be…