Sunday, July 31, 2016

Beginning of the Year Math Pages

Every year, we try to find a way to "ease" our kindergarten students into our Math paper routine. Our math series begins with writing numbers on the 2nd day of school, and MANY of our students simply don't have the fine motor control to begin with these tasks so quickly. So, last year, I created these pages to begin a "math paper" routine, while learning about shapes and beginning numbers. I will share them with you here... please let me know what you think :)

Follow this link to download the pages... there are 10 pages...2 for each of the following sheets: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and hexagon.

Thanks for stopping by and happy teaching!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stinky Cheese.... Letters, Sounds, and Numbers ~ Inspired by Dr. Jean

I have been watching Dr. Jean's series of July PD... if you haven't checked it out, you should NOW!! Anyway, there are lots of great ideas for quick, low-prep games to use in your classroom. I especially loved "Stinky Cheese!!" Here is the video link... you have to see how the kids are supposed to respond if they get "Stinky Cheese!!"

I really wanted to use this idea in my classroom, so I made letter cards and number cards with this adorable mouse and cheese clip art from Scrappin Doodles. I emailed Dr. Jean to ask permission to share with other teachers, and she agreed!! How cool is that... an actual email from the Dr. Jean!! I might have shrieked just a little!!

So, here is the game to use in your classroom... I also included blank cards so you could add sight words, addition problems, shapes, whatever fits the needs of your kiddos!! If you have any questions, just let me know.! Thanks for looking and happy teaching!!

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