Mathematics

Candy cane math in pre-k

We had fun doing a little candy cane math and designing in pre-k!

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Preschool pizza box games

Making games from pizza boxes for my preschool students to explore!

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Our first math day in preschool

Sharing and graphing our math tokens in preschool.

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Exploring measuring tools in preschool

We have been exploring the use of measuring and cooking tools in our prek class. The children loved using the measuring tools to scoop up dried beans… Beans have a wonderful quality to them. They feel smooth to the touch which invites hands on exploration… As the children explored the beans, we were able to […]

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Our take home math bags in preschool

Our take home math bags open the door to lots of mathematical thinking in the classroom and at home!

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Exploring shapes on the table in preschool

A terrific and simple activity for promoting shapes sorting, matching, and patterning!

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Is this flower taller or shorter than a preschooler?

The preschoolers got a giggle out of comparing who was taller and who was shorter than the flower!

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Measuring the short and long of it in preschool

During circle time, these children explored the concept of longer and shorter… The teacher selected two children at a time to go and select an object from the room and bring it back to the circle. The two objects were then placed side by side so the children could determine which was longer and which […]

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Colorful and educational rice bottles for preschoolers

I have been playing around with rice bottles to see what I can do to make them both fun and educational. I love all the different versions of rice bottle, also called “I Spy” bottles, I have seen on other blogs and since I whipped up all that colorful rice a few weeks ago, I […]

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Exploring measuring tools in preschool

These preschoolers enjoyed the opportunity to explore measuring tools to do a little counting and comparing.

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Valentine mailboxes and magnets for preschool play

I started collecting these little red and white mailboxes from the dollar section at Target sometime in January. I thought they would make terrific additions to our February valentine work boxes… To provide a variety of different learning opportunities and types of play, I included magnetic numbers because the mailboxes are magnetic and it would […]

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Learning with cheerios in preschool

We explored our numbers, counting, and the letter ‘O’ with this fun preschool activity using cheerios.

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Making AB patterns in preschool

As we continue to explore the letter K this week, the children worked on practicing their skills for identifying and making AB patterns… Introducing patterns first begins with a hands-on type of activity followed by the activity page. The activity pages we use are usually something I have created on my own computer. They are […]

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Colorful fine motor play in preschool

The children have been exploring this wonderful color matching game…. The game board was colored with markers then laminated and the clothespins were painted to match each color… The children simply used their fingers to squeeze a clothespin and clip it on to the matching color on the wheel… It is a wonderful way to […]

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We made pepperoni pizza in preschool

Today the children made pepperoni and sausage pizzas. This is part of our ongoing theme for healthy eating. We have made fruit pizzas, cheese pizzas, veggie pizzas, and today was the meat group – meat pizza! The teacher had already precut red pepperoni, brown sausage, and yellow cheese from construction paper. The children used their […]

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G is for gumdrops in pre-kindergarten

Yesterday, I shared with you how the children enjoyed making AB patterns with gumdrops for the letter “Gg” week in pre-kindergarten. Another activity the pre-kindergarten children loved was making gumdrop sculptures and designs… The teacher set out a bunch of gumdrops and toothpicks.  Other than showing the children how they can connect two gumdrops together […]

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