Love these cards for sorting number representations

Pin These number sorts are an amazing way for students to practice seeing numbers represented in a variety of ways. This gives them several visual representations of numbers, so that they have a more concrete understanding of number sense.

Hands-on Math centers for the beginning of the year -- going to make a few of these for my first graders with no number sense

Hands-on Literacy and Math centers for the beginning of the year

Kindergarten Smarts: Hands-on Literacy and Math centers for the beginning of the year - Lots of good center ideas!

Number / dot match - keys and locks.

Alphabet beans literacy activity.  Note to self: Instead of beans uses something like Reeses with letters written on, then bake brownies over them. More fun and tasty.

Matching Alphabet Beans Literacy Game

Matching Alphabet Beans Literacy Game - The Imagination Tree

This is a great activity to keep stocked in your literacy centers! It’s low prep and students LOVE it! I love it too for the additional fine motor practice it allows! The words are the first 25 High-Frequency Words by Fountas and Pinnell) To get started: *Print and copy the pages you’d like to use *Place them in a bin with scissors, a glue sticks, and several child friendly magazines, catalogs, or advertisements for students to search for their words! *Let your students have at it!

Sight Word Practice; Sight Word Hunt (75 High-Frequency Words)

This is a great activity to keep stocked in your literacy centers! It’s low prep and students LOVE it! I love it too for the additional fine motor practice it allows! The words are the first 25 High-Frequency Words by Fountas and Pinnell) To get sta

Teach the kids how to draw a person the first week of school to avoid stick people throughout the year!

Teach students how to draw a person the first week of school to avoid stick people throughout the year! (and for my own kids!

math station ideas and literacy too.  These are kindergarten ideas, but can be adapted to first grade or used for review at the beginning of the year.

These are great-- I will use them this upcoming school year! Bohaty's Kindergarten Kingdom variety of math station activities I like: number pockets -- match numeral and dots number chain -- numeral order number tic-tac-toe -- number aware

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First Week of School!n  use when we do cheerleading for the daily letter and new names!

Each week with a new letter - Letters in Names ~ easy to adapt day after day for letter recognition and a different daily math chart (counting to compare as is)

Mrs. Morrow's Kindergarten: Beginning of the Year - Who's in My Family Glyphs

Morrow's Kindergarten: Beginning of the Year Fun! Who lives at my house glyph

Word Work with letter beads and pipe cleaners.

Sight Word and Fine Motor. Combine fine motor skills and sight word practice with letter beads and pipe cleaners

These letter crafts are Perfect for a pre-k classroom {or kindergarten!}

Primary Press: Alphabet Guys and Gals

Number Writing Activity. Salt Tray Game.

Counting is so important, that we wanted to let you guys in on some fantastic activities that didn't make it into story time. This is the Number Writing Salt Tray Game, which is a great idea for kids to practice number recognition and writing skills.

Love this cute counting activity. Kids read the number on the bus and put that many bears (passengers) on the bus. Plus she's got a FREE recording sheet for this activity on her blog.

FUN Back to School Games for Kindergarten

This post has some great ideas for back to school games for Kindergarten! Click through to learn about counting, puzzles, name practice, letters, and more!

13 Kindergarten Prep Busy Bags for Kids - Get the skills to get ready for school - Includes free printables!

Printable Self Care and Morning Routine Busy Bag

Screen-free ABC activities, math games, sight word practice and more.

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