Last week in math we worked on building numbers to 20. I have several freebies that I wanted to share with you all. I’ll link them all at the very end of the post 🙂
We spent the whole week as construction workers while we “built” our number sense. I found construction hats for 99 cents at Hobby Lobby as well as the construction cones. I’m tellin’ ya….throw in some real hats and accessories….and your kids attention and engagement is hooked!
We started off identifying our numbers in standard form and in word form to 20. We completed this matching activity for independent practice.
We also “built” number lines using these number nails. We started off building a number line on the board as a group.
Afterwards, I gave each table group nails that had the numbers 1-20 on them and they had to put them in order on their table’s number line. I used duct tape for the number line on each table.
For independent practice, we completed this number line cut and paste activity.
Once we had our number identification and order down, we began constructing and building numbers. We made towers of 10s using unifix cubes.
…and then compared our numbers (towers) to our friends.
We used pipe cleaners to make comparison symbols.
For independent practice we hauled numbers to the correct comparison symbol by identifying if the a number was greater or less than another number.
And to add a little more challenge to our number building, we worked on expanded form by using these building mats.
We used nuts, bolts, and screws (Chex Mix) to build our numbers.
And, as promised….you can find all these activities for FREE by downloading them HERE.
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less