Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Today was staff development day in our district. I was asked to facilitate the morning math session for Kindergarten. Rather than prepare a bunch of stuff I knew would be put on a shelf, we collaborated on making centers for our kiddos. What a wonderful morning we had. It is great listening and sharing with your grade level. I came up with two centers and would like to share them with you (as soon as I figure out how to post pictures I will). The first is very simple, Read the book How Big Is a Foot? to your kiddos. The center is based on measuring different areas in your room with feet. Rather than using all human feet, measure with different animal feet. I used bear, penguin, raccoon, and duck feet. The center will have a recording sheet with pictures of different areas in our room and pictures of the feet. Children will go to that area, then measure using all of the different feet and record on sheet. Super cute, easy to change and very personal to your class.

The second center was simple as well, made a table, across the top inserted a picture of a color tile and hexagon pattern block.  Going down the left side, insert pictures of school supplies. I put an eraser, crayon, pencil, scissors, and glue. Students will then place the object listed on the left on one side of the scale while putting either color tiles or hexagon pattern blocks on the other. When the scale is level, count the number of tiles/pattern blocks and record on he sheet.



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