A Commotion in the Ocean!!!
Math and Literacy Centers
I decided to show some of what we do during our math and literacy center time. For this theme I pulled from 4 different units that I purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers. At the bottom of this post you will see which ones were utilized. They all had great activities that were hands on, meaningful and engaging!
|roll and cover :addition|
|My handy/quiet dice cups! Simply shake the cup and add the dice!|
|count the room (write the room)|
|Magic sight word!!|
The math centers were a hit! They loved using the pattern blocks, unifix cubes, dice cups and clip boards for Count the Room. Doing math this way is so much more fulfilling for these kids than sitting down and doing boring pencil/paper tasks. Yes, they have to record their work for accountability sake, but it's not daunting or redundant. They are manipulating math tools and moving around the room! For Magic Sight Word you print a color sheet of your current theme. Before you give it to them use a white crayon and write sight words on their paper. Give them watercolors and as they paint the sight words "magically" reveal themselves!! This is a fun one because you can hear them telling their friends "I found THE"!! and "I found HERE!!" They are learning and reading and they aren't even aware of it...sneaky, eh!! It's ok to learn AND have fun!!!
Ok, so I told you earlier that I would share the units that I used for these 2 weeks. I did several other math and literacy games from these units that I did not take pictures of. I love all of these and would certainly suggest you try them out for yourself!!
The authors of these units are Kim Adsit, Deedee Wills, Christy Donnely and Greg Smedley-Warren.
Thank you for stopping by and I will posting again soon with a special guest teacher!! My student teacher is beginning her to week STEM unit tomorrow and I am excited to see what she comes up with and share all of her awesome ideas!!!!