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
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.
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.
Apple Seed Counting
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
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
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.