Nature Play On Vancouver Island

Nature Kindergarten On Vancouver Island

 I have been doing my usual early morning coffee and reading my fellow teacher blogs and came across this simple addition activity at Mrs. Bremer's Kindergarten. Her blog consistently satisfies my need to find new ideas for hands on learning. Visit her site at http://mrsbremersk.blogspot.ca/search/label/counting%20activities   Unifix Cube Addition           ...
Numbers I Spy Sensory Tub While I have not thought of a catchy name like some of you, I found a super fun idea over at rubber boots and elf shoes . It was written in February but somehow I missed it although I visit Sandi's blog regularly (alright stalk might be a better description). She made a number I Spy sensory tub using white sand, number stickies and objects in quantities one through ten. Here is a picture from her blog and a link if you are interested.       http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K3UCQmKgfD4/T0M-mwqjezI/AAAAAAAAARo/UdC1bRoz5SU/s1600/IMG_4430.JPG     ...
In Kindergarten the children are learning to understand that addition is putting together parts and that subtraction is taking apart using concrete objects. As the year draws to a close and we begin to clean the classroom and put away math stations I have planned for students to review counting, addition and subtraction. Debbie Diller of Math Work Stations points out that it is this kind of work which embeds basic facts and bigger numbers into meaningful tasks that children enjoy and can connect with. Most of these activities have practice with subitizing as well (subitize means to instantly recognize a number group such on a domino). Here is a link if you would like a little more information on subitizinghttp://michellef.essdack.org/node/126 It is during these busy times that I especially appreciate my kindergarten and grade one fellow bloggers. Usually I would begin by going through last year's planning folder, my math professional books and online searches but this...