## Wednesday, November 30, 2011

### December Math tubs

Happy December! My favorite math tubs of the year because I can actually tie in "crafts" that we no longer have time to do and call it Math! Enjoy!

Here the children are making ornaments for our tree and at the end of December they will take them home as gifts. They choose either a wreath, or a candy cane. Wreath is an AAAAB pattern, candy cane is an AAB. I just used the tri color beads and pipe cleaners. To remember who they belong to, I cut a little holly leaf and write their name on it, punch a hole and tie a ribbon around it.

Tic Tac Toe is a favorite, I teach it one day and then put this as in independent tub. Children who have played do great, but some still stuggle with who wins the game. :) When the time is up, the children cut their paper in half so each child has something to take home.

We are working hard on sorting, here the children are sorting buttons. They are to sort, while a friend hides their eyes and then they try to guess the rule.

We are painting our craft sticks at this tub, brown for our rudolph, white for a snowman, and green for a tree - which we do place in order from smallest to largest. :)

We started really working on those teen numbers this week. So I introduced the number 11 and 12 and the children will glue pattern block pieces to each one. These came from HeidiSongs and I also sing the number songs that go with each number.

Here is a favorite and so easy and cheap! All I did was glue magnetic pieces onto a little pom pom. The children make patterns at my back white board. What I love about this, is that I can see who is working and who is not, who can make a pattern and who can not, and I can still teach my group!

Set couting from HeidiSongs! I just ran 4 copies and places in them in page protectors. The children circle the correct answer and they know not to erase it until I check their answers. I have not started this yet, but I will after I review sets of ten in my egg cartons.

Grid Game - played each month, roll, pick a color and count the pieces and put them on the board. Next friends turn.

Pattern with cheap Christmas stamps. Most of the children can stamp without the grid stamp, but I do have a few that have a difficult time, so they use the grid stamp.

Sorting with Christmas goodies. The chilren had three jobs at this tub. First they sorted and told their friend how they sorted. Second they sorted and had their friend guess their rule. Third they sort another way and ask the entire table to guess.

A cute graphing page I place in page protectors.

Sorting by color, shape, size, and face. I love to use a venn diagram with this activity if I do it whole group.

This is just a simple roll and lay pieces on your board, but when the board is full, they roll and take that number off.

I loved the Ordinal game that I found on TPT for Thanksgiving so much, that I made one for Christmas! It is in our dropbox - so fun.

Sorting, sorting, sorting - we really need to focus on that so here are just some lids the children will sort by texture, size color, and other ways (words, no words, screw top, pop top)
Teen Go fish for those teen numbers - have to find some fun way to learn them!

Countdown Santa - I make this whole group and we point to numbers and talk about counting down and then I send this home with 24 cotton ball - we glue one down on Dec. 1.

This is a great activity because you draw shapes and the children love trying to figure out what they are drawing. We say all the shape poems and then when we finish drawing it, we black it with sharpies and then color it - a great thing for the hall!

This is a great game because it is one game that can work on sets, numbers, letters, sight words or CVC words. Once the kids play it, they want to play everyday!

You think that is enough! Enjoy!

## Tuesday, November 1, 2011

### Math Tubs - November

SMART table activity working with missing numbers 0-10. Speedy letters for extra practice, even thought it is letters, we are working on using the die enough to KNOW the number without counting every time. SO the extra practice is helpful. :)

Just a few file folder games working with number and sets.

We are talking about nutrition this week, so we counted noodles on our plates.

Roll a turkey. The children are rolling and drawing the parts of a turkey.

Turkey grid game, children play one board between two children. First child rolls and places that many red pieces on the board. The next friend rolls and then he puts his number on the grid. At the end, we count to see who had the MOST.

A few bear cave thinking skills games from AIMS.

Patterns on Geoboards

Pattern with unifix cubes.

Shifty shapes from a problem solving book that I have, the children try and see how many different ways they can make a hexagon.

Ordinals with lining up bears.

This ordinal game will be great for teaching ordinals.

## Monday, October 24, 2011

### Week 9 - Just reviewing and Halloweening

Stamps for making patterns. (Walmart)

Grid Game using glitter black and orange jack-o-lanterns.
Fall roll a tree - I have a roll a jack-o-lantern also

Spider counting game for the SMART Board - found on Smart Exchange.

Just sorting by shape of the eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, etc. (in our dropbox)

Erasers to make patterns with. (found at Walmart)

Children draw a number and place it on the top corner and then place that number of erasers on it (found at Target for \$4) Here is a link to the game.

## Thursday, October 20, 2011

### Week 8 Halloween/ Fall continued

Roll a leaf game, easy to run. Comes with both numbers or the dots on the die. Today we took the shapes that we have sorted and patterned with, and we counted once on the blue the number given, and then they had to push up to check their counting.

Mrs. Smith found this little matching game to tie in with our fire safety unit.

Mrs. Smith also came up with the pumpkins and stick game, she introduced it one day in her group and now it is a on your own group.

Enjoy!

## Tuesday, October 11, 2011

### Week 7 - Halloween Theme!

This is a game I found on Teachers Pay Teachers, it can be played lots of different ways, plus it is a blank board I can use it for other activities. I use my haunted houses for numbers, the children can roll a die, flip the flip card and show the number plus put that numbe of skeletons on the board. You can also make this independent by rolling a die and putting that number on the house.

Grid board game: children roll the dice, one child is white and one is black, and they put their color game piece on the board. Friend rolls and does the same. When the board is full or clean up time, they count to see who had the most.

Just a couple file folder games I will use this week while I start assessment at my table.

Rolling and showing the number and PUSHING as they check themselves to the blue side.

Something here I have just found, the children sort these and can make patterns with these. They LOVE these.

Cut leaves from the die cut, today we choose TWO colors to make an AB pattern.

Here on the Jack-o-lantern faces that we talked about today, we talked about what was the SAME about all of these (color, shape, size, all had faces, all can be on a jack-o-lantern, etc) And then we talked about what was different. (some have eye-brows, some do not, some have happy, some are sad, some had circle eyes, some do not, some have triangle noses, some do not, etc) We also had time to sort a few of them.

Just a counting sheet. Here is a link. My children loved this today, they rolled the dice, and then drew that number of teeth on the monster. They also wrote the number on the top or bottom of the monster. It is also included in that link above.

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