Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Apple Theme 10 Frames

10 frames are a fun and easy way to promote number recognition, counting, and 1-1 correspondence.  Once laminated, you can use a variety of manipulatives, such as play-doh, pom poms, or unifix cubes, to further engage you kiddos.  You can even sneak classification/sorting practice by having your students sort the manipulatives by color of the mat!

Hop over to Teaching Momster for more information on 10 frames or to see 10 frames in action!

These adorable Apple 10 Frames are now available in my TPT store!
Numbers 1 - 10 ~ Complete & Blank
Numbers 1 - 20 ~ Completed & Blank

You can get all 4 sets HERE! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Brown Bear, Brown Bear...

Like many teachers, Eric Carle is one of my favorite authors and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" is one of my favorite books.  That is why I was so excited to work on my new MEGA packs for my TPT store!

I'm in love with how they turned out!  The graphics by KPM Doodles are adorable and the background from Ashley Hughes compliment them perfectly!

Letter Recognition, Beginning Sounds, Fine Motor & More!

Number Recognition, Counting, Patterns, Classification, 1-1 Correspondence

Numbers 1 - 5

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday ~ Play-doh Name Mats #TBT

Throw Back Thursday ~ Play-doh Name Mats!
I shared a post 2 years ago (gasp!) about making name mats for my students to help with name recognition.
  (You can view the whole post HERE!)
This is such a simple idea, yet the kiddo's LOVE it!

 I used these with play-doh during small groups and then added them into our play-doh center once my kiddo's became familiar with finding their name and rolling out the play-doh.

Besides being fun, this activity is a great sensory experience and promotes fine motor skills, as well as name and letter recognition.  I also used these mats in my writing center with dry erase markers, as name tags on tables, or to use as a quick line up activity ("When you see your name, you may line up!")

I created a similar set of ABC Beginning Sound Play-doh Mats available now for purchase in my TPT store

Friday, August 1, 2014

Blast Off Back to School ~ Sale & FREEBIES!

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Get ready for Back to School with Pink Polka Dots & Pre-K and Teachers Pay Teachers!
Receive 20% off EVERYTHING in my Shop
August 4 - 5th
and enter Promo Code BTS14 
for even extra savings!

(Click either link above to visit my TPT store!)

While you're there... check out these great Back-To-School Freebies!

These types of frames are great for building number recognition, counting skills, 1-1 correspondence, and for sorting/classifying!
Use with pompoms, unifix cubes, colorful gems/beads, and anything else you can think of!