This is a quick, easy and inexpensive little gift that you can have lying on your students' desks for that first day of school. Be sure and write their name on the puzzle to make things extra special. These can be precut to expedite things, or to give yourself some extra "sanity" time, you can have students cut up their own puzzle after they have colored the picture.
This math and me "me math" booklet, is a wonderful end of the year activity, where students can put into practice all sorts of math concepts that they've learned. It also works well as an icebreaker for the beginning of the year, to help everyone get to know each other. This packet will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo. After which time it will be up-dated and put in my TpT shop. For your convenience, I've included some of the new pages in the PREVIEW.
Review counting to ten, as well as skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's with these fun caterpillar "craftivities" that reinforce various standards.
Print off Polly; laminate and trim. Cut out an opening in her mouth; attach Polly to a container and have students "feed" her number "cracker" cards.
Children choose a partner and take turns rolling the dice. Whatever number they roll will be the matching numbered pattern block that they will stack. A second roll tells them how many of that pattern block they need to stack. If they knock over their stack, the spilled pieces go back in the pile; any that are still in a stack can stay.
Want to play a mind game with your students using the trapezoid pattern block? Show them the poster, and ask them if they think the top trapezoid is bigger than the bottom one. Chances are they'll say yes; the top one is larger, but it's not! It's just an optical illusion, as they are both the same size.
Do your students play with pattern blocks? Help them learn the names of the shapes and review colors as well, with these adorable pattern block pals.
Use the color pattern block pages as anchor charts. Run off the black and white set and have students trace and write the number and shape name and then color the pattern blocks the appropriate colors.