• Math,  Small Groups,  Valentine's

    5 Math Activities for Valentine’s Day Preschoolers Love

    Your preschool sweethearts will adore these Valentine math games and centers! The only problem is fitting all these lovely math activities for Valentine’s Day into your lesson plans! Small Group Learning Get ready for your students to love this All About the Number activity! Cover your small group table with a large piece of bulletin board paper. Next, draw hearts to fill the paper.  Label the hearts with a number, counting set, number word, or ten frame.  You can focus on any skill you’re working on with your small groups. Have students practice writing numerals, drawing number sets, using dot markers, filling in the ten frames, and counting with manipulatives.…

  • Christmas,  Math

    5 Easy & Cheap Christmas Math Activities Sure to Bring You Joy

    Is your Christmas “to do” list in the double digits and growing day by day like mine? I thought so. Here are five, last minute, easy, and inexpensive Christmas math activities for your lesson plans. I hope these ideas will bring you a little comfort and joy! Count the Christmas Presents Grab a stack of holiday lunch plates and a bag of tiny present shaped ornaments from the dollar store and you’ll have a Christmas math activity before you can say HO HO HO! I glued a set of old calendar number cards on the lunch plates but you could write numbers with a permanent marker, too. Your preschoolers will…

  • Back to School,  Books You Can Count On,  Math

    Back to School Math Activities

    It’s Back to School time and I want to share how you can use your favorite children’s books with math activities! Yes, that’s right! Books are fun to read but they can also help your students practice counting, number recognition, sorting, and more! Math activities based on the stories you read will be meaningful to your students while they help tie your lesson plans together.  Books You Can Count On for Back to School There are plenty of great Back to School books to pick from and you’ll probably have a hard time fitting them all in during the first few weeks of school. I actually keep my School themed…