We are in our second week of school and our students are starting to understand the rules and routines of being in school. We were able to get to some really great centers this past week, and I thought I should share a few of them
Apple Sensory Bin
We used oatmeal as the base for this sensory bin, then added some cinnamon sticks, fake apples and scooping tools. For an added math component, we added number cards that students had to pick out, then trace on the recording sheet. It’s a great activity to reinforce number formations.
My teaching partner set out this really simple math provocation, and it was perfect for getting a quick, informal assessment of our students’ number sense skills. They picked a card, then picked out that number of dinosaurs to match. Great for one-to-one correspondence, counting skills and number recognition.
Popsicle Stick Letters
Our students loved using these cards to build different letters. They were engaged for a long time at this center, and were really focused on forming each of the letters properly with the right sized sticks. This was great for teaching letter formation and recognition.
We kept it extra simple at out fine motor station. Students painted the rocks with water and had fun experimenting with lines. This was so simple to set up, and students returned to it again and again.