Spring Break Tips for Teachers


Spring Break is just around the corner. That means snow will be a distant memory and warmer weather will soon be in its place. It also means you'll be getting some time away from the classroom to rest and refresh. So I thought I should share some ideas to help you decompress and refresh over Spring Break.



Start  it off right

Resting and rejuvenating during Spring Break starts before you even leave school. While I know you want to rush out the door as soon as the kids leave, take the time to write your lesson plans, gather your materials for the week you return, make copies, respond to e-mails, and tidy up your work area. Go through your desk and make a list of supplies that you need to stock up on. Also consider doing some quick spring cleaning to minimize germs while you're out. Spray some disinfectant and wipe down the frequently touched surfaces before you hit the lights on your way out. I promise, you will not only feel better returning after a long break, but you will rest easier knowing the plans and prep work are done. As a bonus, you won't be stressing over it while you're spending time with your own kids, binging on Netflix, or relaxing by the pool.



Self-care

It's always a nice idea to start Spring Break off with a special self-care treat. Sometimes a pedicure to treat tired feet or a special sweet from your local coffee shop can be the just the pick-me-up to start the week off. If the weather is nice you can spend some time outside soaking in the warm, spring sun. After just a few minutes and some mindful breathing, you'll feel a little more rejuvenated and relaxed. Remember, self-care isn't self-care isn't selfish. Take time to enjoy the things that bring you joy. 

Communicate

Has planning taken up all your time recently? This week, spend some special time with your significant other and kids. Sometimes an afternoon of fun activities like bowling, hiking, or a trip to the park is just what's needed to bring you all together. Or, maybe take some time to meet up with a friend. Grab a cup of coffee or lunch and spend the afternoon catching up. It's always refreshing to see a familiar face and have some adult conversation.

Productive Laziness

You want to make the most of your week, but sometimes life gets in the way. Having a day or two of what I call "productive laziness" is a great way to get things done on your to-do list that are perpetually pushed to the back corner. On these days, you can finish that book that's been on your bedside table for weeks, make a new recipe you've been meaning to try, or try out a new exercise class that looks like fun. Even though there may not be a lot to show for it, you can still feel accomplished at the end of your "productively lazy" days.  



Staycation

A teachers' budget is tight and I know that elaborate travel plans aren't in the cards for everyone. I really like the idea of a staycation. Exploring your town, going on a day trip, or maybe an overnight stay is a great way to unwind. Maybe you could find a cozy new diner, or a quiet park to take a walk. Use free apps like Yelp and Groupon to help you find new places and get deals on adventures near you. 

Be a student

But I'm not talking the kind of classes that's likely to be found in a kindergarten classroom. Show your creative side by signing up for a painting class (where you can bring wine!), a photography course, or a cooking class. You could also find a creative buddy and swap lessons- if a friend is great at painting, and you're good at cooking, take some time to teach each other a new skill. Check your local library, craft store or home improvement store to see if they offer free classes. This is a perfect opportunity to learn a new skill, and it's even better if it's one you can pass along after you go back to school. 

Slow down

Take the week to wind down and enjoy the time you have off. Eat a hot meal with your family around the dinner table, instead of gobbling down a granola bar over the copy machine. Make some memories with your family, even it's something as simple as family movie night with pizza and popcorn. Catch up on some sleep, drink plenty of water, go for a walk. Try not to stress too much during Spring Break. Its the beginning of a fresh, new season, so let there be a fresh, new you that comes back to school!



I hope you get to enjoy your Spring Break and come back to school refreshed and like new. I'd love to hear how you like to spend your Spring Break!



CVC Activities for Kindergarten {with an Exclusive Freebie}

Building words is the foundation to becoming a great reader and writer. In particular, CVC words. Once you have built the foundation of letter names and sounds, the next step is putting their letter sound knowledge to work by sounding out and blending to make words. This is such a big deal to Kindergarteners. Once they've mastered this skill they really do feel like big-deal readers. And for good reason...they are!

Getting there can be a challenge for some of our students. They need practice and repeated exposure to master the skill. As teachers we know that the more hands-on, interactive activities we use, the more our students will be actively engaged. We also know that nine out of ten times the more engagement you see, the more success you'll also see!

I am super excited to share with you a CVC Bundle that will help you teach, reinforce, and provide practice CVC words. The activities in this bundle are designed to provide your students with engaging activities that are fun, interactive, and effective. There are 6 different packets in this bundle. They include word searches, whole group and partner games, centers, graphing activities, matching, and more.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

The activities use basic classroom supplies such as plastic cubes, magnetic letters, dice, mini erasers. They are all easy to prep. A few of the activities are a "print and go" type, while others just need to be printed and laminated or put in page protectors. 

You may notice that the CVC clip art or images used throughout all of the activities in this bundle is the same. This was 100% intentional! My goal is for students to become extremely familiar with the picture names so that they can put their focus on learning and mastering the skill, rather than guessing what the picture is.

Here's a look at the six different resources included in the CVC Bundle:


There are two types of mats included in this resource for a total of 69 mats. For one type of mat, students will match the CVC word to the picture. The other type of mat has students matching the CVC picture to the word. Students will need plastic cubes for this activity.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Pictured above is the first style of mat that you'll find. Students will read the CVC words on the right of the mat. They will cover the matching pictures using the color code. As pictured, the words on these mats are grouped by word family - but don't worry, also included is a version where the vowel is the same but the word families are mixed. These mats will really allow you to hone in on a particular word family or vowel.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

This activity is similar to the one pictured above but students will practice mixed vowels. Use these after your students have mastered the two types of mats described above.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

The last "type" of mat included has students identifying the picture name to determine the beginning, middle, and ending sound in the CVC word. They will find the corresponding CVC word and cover it using the color code.


CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

I particularly love when I can incorporate math into my reading activities (or vise versa). This activity will help you sneak some math into your literacy block...or you could even use these during a graphing unit!

There are 25 graphing activities included. Graphs are grouped by word families. Students will count each set of pictures on the mat and color the graph to show the number. They'll answer a couple of questions to show which picture had the most and the least. Finally they will write the CVC word next to the picture. 

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Here's a tip: If your students have trouble remembering which pictures they have already counted, here's an easy fix...have students cover each picture with a plastic cube as they count. This way they will know which pictures they have already counted. Once they have finished counting a particular set of pictures, they remove the manipulatives and start again. This works great for any graphing activity. :)


This activity is super easy to prep. Just print and laminate or slide in page protectors. Students will need magnetic letters or letter tiles for this activity. You could also have students use a dry erase marker to write the words.  There's over 50 different mats included with three tiered levels included.

Magnetic letters are a perfect hands-on manipulative for encouraging active participation in your students. You can use these mats as a small group practice or as individual activities.

Students will say the name of the picture to determine the beginning, middle, and ending sounds.  If using these in a small group, take it step-by-step. In your small group, guide students to identify the beginning sound and slide the letter in to place. Identify the middle sound and slide it into place, and finally repeat with the ending sound. After the word is built have students slide their finger underneath the letters as they blend.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Pictured above is the easiest of the mats since all of the words are from the same word family. These are perfect for students who need some extra support. For this activity, you may want to point out to students how the onset changes while the rime stays the same. Chunking each word for them: /z/ /ap/, /m/ /ap/, etc will help them hear and notice.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

The next type of mat has the same vowel but the word families are mixed.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

And finally, it's all mixed up! Different vowel, different word families.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

To make this activity self-checking, the answers are written tiny in the bottom right of each mat. You could give students a magnifying glass as a "special" way to check their work. You can also have students use a sticky note to cover the words while they are working.


This NO PREP resource includes 40 different Word Search page. Just like the other activities there are three tiered versions included: same word family, same vowel / mixed word family, and mixed vowel practice.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Students will read the CVC word list on the left. They will find the words on the word search. You can have students use a different color for each word that they find. Words are shown across or down on the search.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Once students have completed the word search they will write the words under the matching pictures. There is an optional challenge activity on the bottom for fast finishers.


Students love playing games so why not have them learn while they play? In this packet you'll find 9 different games to practice CVC words. There's whole group games and partner games included. Each of the 9 games has multiple versions, so you can use them more than once without having to re-explain directions. #teacherwin  Here's a look at a few of the games:

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Roll and Read: Players will roll a dot cube and count the dots. Using the code at the top of the game mat, they will read the CVC word that corresponds to their roll. They will cover a corresponding picture. If all of the corresponding pictures have been covered, the player skips their turn. The first student to cover all of their pictures is the winner.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Spell It!: Without looking, students will take turns selecting a letter card. If the player can use the letter to spell a CVC word on their game mat they keep the letter card and place it on their mat. If they cannot, they put the letter card back in the container. The first player to spell all of the words on their mat is the winner.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

What's the Word?: Players will take turns selecting a game card and identify the beginning sound of each picture to spell a CVC word. If the player identifies the word correctly they can move forward one space on their game board. If they are incorrect the card goes back in the pile. If a player draws a "special card" they must follow the directions on the card. The first player to reach the end of the game board is the winner.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Spell and Cover: Players will take turns selecting a game card, identify the picture name, and spelling the CVC word. If the player spells the CVC work correctly they can cover a picture on their game board. If they are incorrect the card goes back in the container. Students can use a white board and dry erase marker to write the words, if needed. If a player draws a "special card" they must follow directions on the card. The first player to cover all of the pictures on their game board is the winner.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Roll, Read, Keep: Players will take turns rolling a dot cube. They will determine the number they rolled and turn over the corresponding card. If the player reads the word correctly they can keep the card and replace it with another card face-down. If they are incorrect they place the card back down on their board. If a student plays a "special card" they must follow the directions and put all of the card back in the deck. At the end of the game the player with the most cards is the winner. Also included is a Roll, Spell, Keep version.


To finish off the bundle, we have a super fun set of CVC centers. There are 15 different centers included in this packet. CVC skills include reading, word building, sentences, and so much more. Each center includes teacher-friendly directions, student-friendly "I Can" pages, and a recording sheet. Answer keys are also included. 

These are perfect for independent practice. Since each activity comes with a recording sheet, you'll have some documented informal assessments to monitor your students' progress in blending, reading, and mastering CVC words. Here's a look at a few of the activities included:

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Poppin' CVC Words: Students say the name of the picture to determine the beginning, middle, and ending sounds. They will place plastic cubes or small erasers on the card to show the letters that spell the word. They will match the number on the card to the number on their paper and write the word.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Mixed Up Sentences: Students will select a set of cards with the same picture. They will put the cards in order to make a complete sentence. Sentences are simple and use basic sight words as well as CVC words. To record their work, they will find the matching picture on their paper and record of the sentence.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Mini Eraser Words: Students will use mini erasers to build the word. They will find the matching picture on the recording sheet and write the CVC word. If you don't have mini erasers, you could use any small classroom manipulatives - or even play dough!

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

 Match the Word: Students will read the three CVC words on the card. They will match the number on the card to the number on their paper. They will record the CVC word that matches the picture on the recording sheet.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Read and Draw: Students will read the sentence on the sentence card. They will match the number on the card to the number on their paper. They will draw a picture to illustrate the sentence.

If you'd like to try the activities before you buy it, I've got just the thing for you! 

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

You can grab the CVC BUNDLE Sampler Freebie by clicking on the picture below. Inside you'll find several different activities to try with your students.

CVC words are kind of a big deal in Kindergarten. Once students master letter sounds the next step is blending to make words. As Kindergarten teachers, we need to provide our students with practice and repeated exposure through activities, games, centers, and more. That's just what you'll find in this post. Lots of great ideas to incorporate engaging and hands-on activities to teach CVC Words in Kindergarten. Also, click through for an exclusive sampler freebie!

Click on the picture above to download your freebie.

I hope the activities I've shared in our CVC Bundle makes learning and practicing fun and engaging for your students. Thank you so much for reading along with me today. I can't wait to share more ideas with you soon! 




Numbers to 10 Activities for Little Learners

Building a solid number sense foundation is critical for students' long-term math success - and it starts at an early age. It is the equivalent of learning letter names and letter sounds in reading. It is important for out students to develop a deep understanding of individual numbers, their quantities, how they are represented, and how they relate to other numbers. Number sense is developed through lots of modeling, practice, and exposure. 

Today I wanted to share some ideas to help your little learners practice and learn numbers - but I also want to share an easy assessment freebie that you can use to monitor the progress your students make as they learn numbers to 10. 

This assessment freebie has a few components to it. There is a teacher checklist and corresponding student pages. This assessment will help you monitor your students' ability to name numbers, rote count to 10, and identify quantities. There are two versions of the counting quantities assessment. You can simply have students identify the number of seeds in each apple or use the hard copy version and have students write the numbers. {You'll get the bonus assessment of writing numbers using the hard copy version!}

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

Everything included in this freebie is in black and white. You can print on colored paper for some added flair. Speaking of flair, these pens are great for color coding your assessment pages. I use one color for the first assessment and then change colors for each assessment thereafter. It's a great way to show growth!

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

There is a teacher page and student page included in the download. Just print and slide in a page protector.

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

Click on the picture above to download the numbers to 10 assessment freebie.

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

Here's some of my favorite activities for practicing numbers. The activities are easy to prep and can be used for morning tubs, math stations, or fast finishers. These are fresh, interactive, and engaging activities that are sure to keep your little learners' attention.


Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

Match and Cover includes 25 different activity mats with two types of mats included, as pictured above and below. Students use plastic math cubes {or bears} and the color code on the right side of the mat to show their answers. 

In the mat pictured above students simply match the number to the number. Using the mats pictured below, students will determine the number represented by each picture and use the color code to cover the pictures to show the number.

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.


Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

This Pocket Chart resource works great as a center or as a math bulletin board display. Students match the picture cards that show the number to the corresponding number header. There are six picture cards per header/number. If you're using this as a center, students can complete this activity using a pocket chart, on the floor, or at a table. As an added bonus, numbers to 20 are included in this packet!



Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

If you've got mini erasers laying around, here's some great ways to put them to good use. This Build the Number resource includes four different types of activities to get your students identifying and building numbers.

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

If you don't have mini erasers, plastic cubes or other small classroom manipulatives would work as well.

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.



Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

Cover the Number is an easy to prep activity. Just print and slide in page protectors. Students identify the target number on the mat. They look at various objects (or pictures) to determine which ones show the target number. They use cubes, mini erasers, or other classroom manipulatives to cover their answers.


Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

There are 33 different Number Mats included in this resource. Students identify each number on the mat and use magnetic numbers to show their answer. You could also laminate these and have students use dry erase markers too. Numbers are shown in dominoes, tally marks, ten frames, and much, much more. 

Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.



Click through to find a Numbers to 10 Assessment FREEBIE and activities that are just perfect for Kindergarten and PreK. In this post you'll find the assessment for numbers to 10 freebie, counting activities, whole group games, math centers, and much more! Activities are year round so use them for back to school or throughout the year. All perfect for the lower primary, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

This Find the Number activity works best in a pocket chart. It can be played as a whole group or small group game. To play, the teacher hides the special cards behind a few of the numbers. Students take turns guessing which number the special cards are hiding behind. 

There are 6 different year-round theme sets included. This resource does include numbers to 20 - but you don't need to use all of the numbers to play the game. You could play with numbers to 5, to 10, or all the way to 20. There's also an optional predictions page included so students can write down the numbers they think the special cards are hiding behind. 

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Make a Match includes ten different sets of matching cards for numbers to 10. Themes are year-round so you can use these all year long. There's a student reference page and a few different recording sheet options so you can use those as a center. Of course, those are completely optional and students could definitely complete this activity without them.

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There's 12 different counting activities included. Each has multiple versions so you can use these more than once without having to re-explain directions. The activities require basic classroom supplies such as plastic math cubes, math bears, mini erasers {if you have them}, and dice.

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There are no recording sheets for these activities so they are great for morning tubs, fast finisher activities, or small group work.

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Here's a glimpse at the literacy centers included. There's 15 different centers included

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Students count each set of bears to determine the total. Using classroom manipulatives they will show their answer on the ten frame. There's "I Can" visual directions included for all centers!

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Students will count each set of objects on the counting mat to determine the total of each. They will find the matching set of pictures on the recording sheet and write the number to show the totals.

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Students will select a card and count to determine the missing numbers. They will find the corresponding picture series on their paper and record the missing numbers.

You can find all of the activities I shared in the Numbers to 10 Math BUNDLE. Click on the picture below to check it out in my TpT shop.

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