Take a Look Back #52- Apple seed counting, number formation practice, fall sensory bin and more!

Kindergarten fall fine motor station and letter sensory bin, apple seed counting math activity and number formation practice

This has been a long week! It was Meet the Teacher at our school on Thursday night, so we spent a lot of time prepping and getting ready for it. It went so well, but I am glad it is over!

Take a look back with me at a few centers we did this past week:

Number Formation Practice

Number formation and recognition practice for kindergarten math centers. A fun activity for morning tubs, or independent practice for writing numbers.

Getting students to write and recognize numbers is always such a struggle! At the beginning of the year, we like to expose our students to numbers and get them to start practicing writing them.

Number formation and recognition practice for kindergarten math centers. A fun activity for morning tubs, or independent practice for writing numbers.

This number formation page worked so well with our students! They enjoyed using markers and crayons to write, and they stayed focused for so long.

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Apple Seed Counting

Apple seed counting math activity for kindergarten math centers for number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondance.

My teaching partner put together these apple work mats by gluing an apple cut-out to a piece of construction paper and laminating it. Students rolled a die and placed that number of ‘seeds’ (black beans) on to the apple. If you want to challenge students more, give them two dice and have them add the numbers together.

Fine Motor Tree

Fall tree fine motor sensory bin for kindergarten center. Thread buttons on pipe cleaner to practice fine motor skills.

We used this same activity last year at our fine motor station, and our students loved it so we did it again this year. I twisted some pipe cleaners together to create the trees, and placed them in Plasticine so they would stay up. Students threaded buttons on the pipe cleaners to give the trees some ‘leaves’.

Fall Sensory Bin

Fall sensory bin for kindergarten literacy activity and letter practice.

We used some dried split peas as the base for this sensory bin, and we added these letter acorns to it. I bought these from Scholastic last year, and they are awesome! Students can match the uppercase and lowercase letters. They also come with little figurines for each letter that students can place inside that start with that sound. Our students really liked this one, and it was great letter practice.

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