Week four of Kindergarten for us! Now that all of the procedures, rules and expectations have been taught we are really ready for some learning fun! I've slowly introduced my math stations and just a bit of small group math. For the time being I've mainly had free exploration of manipulatives and some sorting and counting puzzles as activities in my stations. The major focus in my room this past week was getting our Daily 5 literacy choices up and running so I needed a bit of help from one of my colleagues for some math station ideas to get our new math week rolling. Mrs. B was more than willing to share her math stations from this past week....she was sooo excited about how well her math station time was working in her class!! I was just as thrilled that she was willing to share! =)
So here is a peek at some of her math stations from this past week which focus on 0-5. These are the first round of stations for her room this year and as I mentioned she was thrilled with how well they did with them. =)
Play doh number mats from makinglearningfun.com
Number cards and counters
A self checking counting activity. I LOVE activities that they can self check!
Counting grids and stickers...so simple yet so effective. =)
I love the pattern block number mats. Again from makinglearningfun.com
Last but not least....my favorite! It's just a simple counting cup activity but since Mrs. B didn't have enough large tweezers she put in plastic forks for them to practice scooping / counting the small fish with. I believe her kiddos have had a lot of fun with this one!
I'd like to thank Mrs. B again for sharing her math station ideas. Easy peasy yet a great way to get the little ones started with their math station rotations! I'm looking forward to sharing next week how my Daily 5 rotations are going. We are off to a great start! Have a great week!