Friday, October 18, 2013

Kicking Off Halloween!

Here's a quick look at what Colby's been up to this week!

These super cute spider themed number matching cards are from a great activity packet that we'll be using a lot this month.

There was also a third set of cards with twenty frames that we haven't worked in yet.  Colby is still getting used to ten frames, and I figured recognizing numbers up to 20 would be enough of a challenge for right now.

These awesome spider counting worksheets are from the same packet: Spiders! Interactive Playdoh Mats, Counting Centers and Games, and Printables by Differentiation Station.

Another amazing packet we'll be using this month is Halloween Math Art Activities in Printable Worksheets, from the Constant Kindergartener.

I love these cut-and-paste addition problems.  Colby does too!  He puts so much effort into it.

Here he is, working hard!

He especially likes to color them when he's done pasting.

We'll be doing one activity from this packet every day until Halloween.  There are 90 pages of activities (lots of different kinds!) and it covers subtraction as well as addition.  I'm sure we'll be able to use it next year as well!

Here's my proud little man with his "S is for Seeds" project!

We found this idea on Pinterest - you can check it out here.  It was a great way to use up some of our leftover garden seeds.

Both of the boys love this spooky Halloween number train from Sister Prints by the Prince Sisters!  Colby uses the pointer (found at the Dollar Tree) as he counts to twenty.  At the end of the month I'll take it off the wall and he can practice putting the cars in order!

I printed the cars out half-sized because I didn't have enough wall space for the full-sized train.  I wish I did!

Here's a closer look at some of the train cars.  Cool, right?  You can buy a copy here: Halloween Train Number Set.

Colban worked really hard on this autumn themed Write the Room.  Instead of sending him around the room with a clipboard, I hide the word cards throughout the classroom.  He likes hunting for and collecting them!  Then he brings them back to the table and completes the recording sheets.

Here's a look at the word cards and recording sheets.  This activity is from Rakin' in the Learning {Fall Themed Kindergarten Literacy & Math Centers} by The Printable Princess.  It is 174 pages of AWESOME!  We'll be using activities from this packet every week until Thanksgiving break!

Colby put these great harvest themed alphabet cards (also from Rakin' in the Learning) in order.  He was so proud of himself!

He's also going to be practicing this with the matching lower case cards.

After writing out the alphabet on the practice sheet, he insisted on coloring in all the details.  It took a while, but it came out great!

Colban really likes measuring, and he really, really likes candy corn.  This FREE activity from K. Kindergarten was perfect for him!

He was able to measure the Halloween objects with candy corn and record the results on the worksheet without any help!

Luckily we had some candy corn left over the next day!  Colby counted the correct number of candy corn "fangs" onto these Halloween characters!  The card numbers go all the way up to 20.

Make sure to get a copy of this fun activity from Teaching Preschoolers while it's still FREE!

This activity wasn't on the schedule for this week, but Colby was so pumped about it we went ahead anyway.  Each parking lot is numbered.  Colby loved counting out his matchbox cars and parking them.

When he was done, he continued to play with them for a long time.  Such a great freebie, that can be used in so many ways!  We found it here.

And finally, here's a really fun file folder game for practicing the five senses!

Here are the playing pieces.  Just slip them into the pockets!  For example, Colby put a nose (for smell) and a mouth (for taste) into the "pizza" pocket.

You can find the printable pockets and pieces here.  It's free!

For more ideas and links to freebies, try these Pinterest boards:

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