This list of kindergarten centers are perfect for back to school time. Get ideas and activities to do at the beginning of the school year to work on math and literacy skills.
Getting ready for the beginning of the school year can be overwhelming. Make sure you check out my previous posts about How to Prep your Centers, Tips to Make Your First Day of Kindergarten Succesful, and How to Set Up your Centers to help make it easier.
Here are some ideas to get you started with math and literacy centers for back to school!
Literacy Centers for Back to School
At the beginning of the year, I focus on phonics and getting all the letter sounds down. Here are a few activities to work on letter recognition and letter formations. Click on any image to find the product:
Math Centers for back to school
At the beginning of the school year, our math focus is on number sense. I like to assess where each student is and take it from there. Sometimes we work on numbers to 5 and other times we can go higher. It depends on the class, and changes year-to-year.
Here are some activities that you can use at the beginning of the year, and will take you through the rest of the school year as students gain more number sense knowledge. Click on the image to go to the product:
More ideas for back to school
Still need more ideas? Take a look at these blog posts for even more resources:
- Make Class Books with your Kindergarten Students
- How I Use Sensory Bins in Kindergarten
- First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten
- Memory Books and Journals for the Whole Year
- How to use Boom Cards in Kindergarten
These are all great activities that can be used throughout the school year. They are easy to set-up and simple enough that students can complete them on their own while you are working with others.
I always keep these handy since they cover important topics in literacy and math, makes it so much easier to plan!
If you want to know how I run all these centers in my classroom, I put together My Ultimate Guide to Kindergarten Centers.
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