math informational blog posts and mostly free printables

Color and Number Word Practice with Color Bears

I volunteer in Miss Owl's kindergarten class. It seems anything with color bears and dabbers is highly popular! They all want to practice color and number words with the plastic teddy bear counters. I have seen two kinds. One grandchild has the set of 8 of each of six colors. I have seen several

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Lasso a 4/4 Measure Music PDF Freebie

Reading music and practicing instruments? This free printable provides practice for "lassoing" a 4/4 measure several ways. An answer key is provided.  The pages have a Western theme in case the child is wearing cowboy boots! Haha. Really, a Western theme is engaging to many children. Why say "circle" when we can say "lasso?"

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Months of the Year Educational Free Resources

The months of the year educational free resources are to help with some pre-planning for the school year as the time does seem to fly after the students arrive in the classroom. Some "anchor" activities are always good to have on hand to help with the sometimes unpredictable school days. You might like these

Penguin Freebies and DIY Anti-Bully Box

PENGUIN THEME PRINTABLES and DIY ANTI-BULLY BOX This post has a round-up of penguin theme freebies and a DIY idea to create an anti-bully box with easily found items to have on hand for when feelings are hurt. It also has links to several penguin theme free printables. A YouTube video helps explain the

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Fall for Learning about Relative Size

Relative size is a natural learning opportunity in the fall. The children are so enjoying the weather, the leaves, the pine cones, the pumpkins (still), and are wanting to bring the outdoors inside. Let them! The science table or even a box can hold all the treasures and the children will show you what

2019-02-16T19:38:40+00:00By |Categories: Math, Pre-K thru Grade 2|Tags: , |
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Linear Calendar Activities with Recycled Calendars

Linear Calendar Activities with Recycled Calendars Previously we used recycled calendars for counting activities as well as worked with time the Montessori way. Because we just found even more old calendars we recently spent some more time observing them in a linear fashion. I Spy different months was one way of looking at the calendar cut

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Weather Calendars thru June 2020 for Students

Weather calendars through June 2020 for students are now available in our premium eMember area, on the math page. The calendars help students keep track of weather by making tallies for which type of weather happens each day, recording the number of school days, and making notes of events of particular interest to the classroom.

2018-07-06T16:04:03+00:00By |Categories: Math, Premium eMember, Science|Tags: , |

PermaLeaf® White Orchid Review and Free Pre-K Flower PDF

This post has a PermaLeaf® White Orchid review and free Pre-K flower PDF. We have been working with flowers and plants this spring. It is a refreshing to think about plants during the dormant looking landscape at the end of the snowy Minnesota winter. PermaLeaf® has the widest selection of outdoor artificial plants

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Counting and Tens Frames Math Bunny Theme

Counting and tens frames are basic math activities in kindergarten and grade one. In the spring, it is engaging for children to have the bright colors and seasonal pictures associated with the season for math centers or quiet activities. This post has printable pages for bunny and Easter theme math

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