• 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…

  • Counting,  Insects,  Ladybugs,  Math

    Cute Ladybug Counting Activities

    Even folks who don’t like bugs like cute little ladybugs! And these cute Ladybug Counting activities will even entice your students who don’t like math!     The best thing about Ladybug Counting is that you can differentiate the learning for each student. Whether you have some students working on one-to-one correspondence, or numeral matching, or reading number words you’ll be able to meet the needs of every child.    What do you need for Ladybug Counting? 10 red paper plates (I bought mine at Dollar Tree) Bag of dried Lima Beans (also can be found at Dollar Tree) Red Spray Paint Black Sharpie Marker Number Cards (you can use…

  • Books You Can Count On,  Math

    Books You Can Count On

    I’m excited to tell you a little about my Books You Can Count On workshop!  I hope you find ideas and inspiration for your classroom! Books aren’t just for reading!  In the workshop, I prompt you to see how your favorite classroom books are much more than just language & literacy.   Books You Can Count On  was created to help you discover ways to integrate children’s literature to achieve your Mathematics standards, too.  Today, I’m going to share activities based on several of my favorite books that are most likely in your reading area when school begins.    As you can see, the theme of these books is all about cookies!  These books have wonderful lessons about sharing, learning names, and more. …