No Prep November Literacy & Math

Teachers never have enough time, especially in November! There’s parent teacher conferences, the post-Halloween sugar rush, Thanksgiving, etc. Since planning and preparing centers takes a lot of time, I’ve created digital literacy and math Thanksgiving centers that require NO PREP (no cutting, printing, or laminating!) to make life a little easier and less hectic. All […]

Sun-Themed Math Learning Center Freebie

sun math learning center freebie

This is a fun, sun-themed learning center that I like to use at the end of the year for review. It can be easily edited to fit any subject. I like to use it towards the end of the year when we do our sun science unit to review addition facts since that is what […]

Domino Number Bonds Activity & Freebie

Domino Number Bonds

Here is a simple, fun way to practice number bonds in your math groups – use dominoes! Not only do students love using the dominoes, but they also get practice with subitizing, counting, and addition as well as number bonds. Students place dominoes on their sheets (I place the sheets in page protectors and re-use […]

Motivational & Fun Addition & Subtraction Practice

addition and subtraction games

After working on addition and subtraction with manipulatives, math talks & stories, I needed to find a fun way for students to practice fluency to meet the core standards.  As we all know, for them to become fluent means practice, practice, and more practice! So I didn’t want to just have one or two ways […]

Math Tip Monday: Teaching Addition and Subtraction

I am linking up with K’s Classroom Kreations and Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits for their monthly Math Tip Monday.  This month the focus is on teaching addition and subtraction. When beginning addition and subtraction instruction I like to use math manipulatives and story problems to introduce the concept and help students visualize the operations.  We use teddy […]

Differentiated Spring Addition & Subtraction Around the Room Activity and Center

Differentiated addition practice, around the room (SCOOT)

Differentiated Addition & Subtraction Practice This activity was created to address 2 issues I was having with my kinders – restlessness (spring fever) and differing ability levels with addition and subtraction. Making it an around the room or SCOOT activity allowed my students to get up out of their seats and “buzz” around to find the […]