Monday, January 26, 2015

Winter Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

The other day I shared with you some of the math centers we work on during the month of January. You can read about that here. Today I'm going to share my winter literacy centers for Kindergarten. 

Let me preface this post by saying I like love am super passionate about teaching anything related to literacy. Learning to read and comprehend is one of the most important skills a child can possess. 

A few weeks ago we went on The Polar Express train ride and I was trying to sneak in a conversation about text to self connections with my daughter. After discussing a few connections, she said "mom can't we just ride the train?!"  It's hard to take that teacher hat off. 

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

As I mentioned in my math post, it is super important to differentiate activities for students. It is even more important to differentiate the activities that students are working on independently. With that being said, there is often a wide range of skills being worked on during our literacy time... because there is a wide range of independent levels in the classroom.

Beginning Sounds

In this "Beary Beginning Sounds" center students are identifying the beginning sound of the picture and recording the letter. Other students are working on a similar activity to practice ending sounds. 

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.
When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

I use bingo dabbers a lot in the classroom. I didn't realize how much I used them until I started noticing them in almost every picture! They make any activity more fun, which motivates the kiddos to want to work hard. Dabber centers are always the class favorite! 

If you want to get your own dabbers, you can use my affiliate link and purchase some from Amazon by clicking here


Syllable Practice

 In "Snowy Syllables" students are saying the name of the picture and dabbing the mittens to show how many syllables are in each word.  It's so sweet to hear them clapping while trying to complete the activity.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.
When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

Rhyming Words
Students are working with rhyming words in this picture. They say the name of each picture to determine if the two pictures are a rhyming match. If they are a rhyming match they dab the happy face. If the two pictures are not a rhyming match they dab the sad face.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.
When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.


Real & Nonsense Words

"Super Silly Penguins" practices real and nonsense words. The activity also has sorting mats (not pictured) so we also use this activity in a pocket chart. 

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.


CVC Words

In keeping with the bingo dabber fun, in "Polar Pal Vowels" these kiddos are dabbing the CVC word to match the picture. 

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.


Short Vowel Sounds

One more bingo dabber center, these little guys are working on distinguishing short vowel sounds in CVC words. Rather than writing the missing vowel sound, you guessed it... they dab it!

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

Here's a little FREEBIE so your kids can have fun with bingo dabbers too!

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

Click here to check out all 11 winter literacy centers for Kindergarten included in this packet.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

When on the lookout for winter literacy centers for Kindergarten, your students are going to LOVE working on their beginning sounds, syllables, rhyming words, real & nonsense words, CVC words, and short vowel sounds. Add in the FREE download, and this post is a complete hit! Click through to see how this will work in your Kindergarten classroom OR homeschool! These can be used all December or January long, so you'll get plenty of literacy centers in one convenient download.

Thanks for reading along as we learned all about our winter literacy centers for Kindergarten!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Winter Math Centers for Kindergarten {with FREEBIE}

I am super pumped to share with all of you my winter math centers for Kindergarten today. Please bear with me as I'm new to blogging, and it'll be a slow work in progress as I learn the ropes. :) 

For those that follow me Instagram know that we recently moved from Florida to Wisconsin and this winter has been... a huge adjustment different for us. I was born and raised in Florida and never saw snow until about 2 months ago. I am officially freezing.

So here's a few pictures from our winter in Florida last year.

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!


Yes, that is a picture of the beach. In the winter. There were days when high was in the 80's and we would take full advantage by packing up and heading to the beach!

But don't worry. We also did your typical winter activities, such as ice skating. 
See picture below.
This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!
But this is our winter now....

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

We are spending A LOT more time indoors. What a perfect time to learn to blog. It was either learn to blog or learn to knit. I picked blogging.

So with all this snow and cold weather, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite winter math centers for Kindergarten. My kids LOVE doing centers (especially ones involving bingo dabbers - which you can get via my affiliate link on Amazon by clicking here). I love making centers (the bingo dabber love goes for me too!). So it's a win-win. 

I think it is so important to differentiate in centers because the activities can not and should not be a "one size fits all" kind of deal. Most, if not all, of my math centers have some type of differentiation. Some students might be working on numbers to 20, while others are still working on mastery to 10. Sometimes the differentiation is in the manipulatives used or the support given, such as counters or a number line.

The first of my winter math centers for Kindergarten is "Great  {Snow} Balls of Numbers. These kiddos are putting a set of four numbers in order. Some students work with a number line, others are able to do it without extra support. 

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

These kiddos are working on making ten. When I pull out a math center for Kindergarten and there's bingo dabbers with it, the kids go CRAZY! See how using bingo dabbers makes everything more fun? 

At the beginning of the year we practice dabbing. I show them examples and non-examples of what dabbing should look like. We don't dab too hard, we don't dab too soft. We give a firm dab and come right back up. 

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

Students are working on numbers to 20 using base ten blocks. 

If you don't have base ten blocks in your classroom, you can use my affiliate link to get a set on Amazon by clicking here

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

Here we are working on number bonds or part, part, whole. The students are adding the two parts together to find the whole number. Did you notice the adorable penguin counters? Using small erasers makes everything more FUN! (You can use my affiliate link to get your own penguin erasers by clicking here.) 

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

 More addition practice using themed counters.  

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This is a great little page for an easy center to practice addition. There are themed counters on the right side of the page. Students just cut those off and use them to solve the addition problems. 

Download this FREEBIE page and enjoy a quick, no-prep center! 

(link below)

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!



Click here to check out all 13 winter math centers for Kindergarten included in this packet.

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

This blog post has great winter math centers for Kindergarten! Click through to see snowmen, snowballs, penguins, igloos, snowflakes, snow, and fun winter math centers. Your Kindergarten students will get practice subtraction, missing numbers, counting, tallies, base ten, addition, graphing, numbers 1-20, and more! This is a great resource to use in December, January, or all winter long for your Kindergarten classroom or homeschool! Plus there's a FREE download included!

I'll be back soon with a look at our literacy centers.

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Thanks for reading along! I know your students will love these winter math centers for Kindergarten as much as mine do!