Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Math Stations

It was a dreary Saturday here - so I wrapped up with a blanket and kept the coffee going all day. I got a Keurig for my birthday - and thought about how lazy I was contemplated moving it to my computer table. Ha.

February Math Stations are ready to go!

I had lots of ideas this time around - probably why my poor brain doesn't shut off at night and I don't get much sleep - anyone else have that problem. Slight problem when I teach Kindergarten and the KinderKiddos need their teacher awake and ready at o-dark-thirty lol!

I tried not to get too lovey-dovey with the stations - so my boys wouldn't go "ewwwwwwww" every time they opened a math tub!

February Planning Document

Number Writing - Race to Trace Valentine Style
I keep this game fresh by changing out what the kids can trace with too (highlighters, crayons, colored pencils, etc.)

Number Recognition - Bee Mine Roll and Cover
My kiddos loved the Polar Pals game from Mrs Lirettes Learning Detectives Blog - especially the 3 dice. :) I made a February version.

**Updated - I added a version without the yellow background...thanks for the suggestion Hadar. Especially after printing it out this morning and my printer said...your tri-color cartridge is running low...ahhhh!

Number Representation

This cute felt hearts game is a Pinterest find! From Apples and ABCs Blog

Games - Math is a Hoot
I changed up the dice and am going to use a 10-frames dice. Should be pretty easy for them - but I just wanted something new to freshen up the station!

Be Mine Patterns
Just in case my sweethearts do everything but the expected activity get off task at this math tub, I added the Pattern Cards. They will pick one and create a pattern using the pictures. If you use this center, you'll want several copies of page 2 so they can make patterns.

Count and Create
Count using 10 frames and create the number with heart cutouts. I added the "17" card to remind them what they should be doing with the hearts. We have an accucut at school that has a heart - but you could use just about any heart cutout!

Graphing - Toss and Track
To continue practicing numbers in the 20's! Dice is included - but you could program anyone that you have - that's usually easier than cutting and folding! :)

Geometry/Drawing - Roll a Monster
I think this is my favorite for February. This is going to be the teacher station. My kids love the "roll a" games, but I wanted to make it a little more challenging. Hopefully I'm not pulling my hair out with this one. I added base 10 blocks and we are going to roll, count and draw....
We'll see how it goes!!!

Wheeewwww. That was a super long post! Enjoy if you use anything! 
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32 comments:

Kim said...

Love it all! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Kim
Growing Up Teaching

Katie L. said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas!! I am adding them to my plans for this week! I appreciate your generosity:)
Katie

Karin said...

Love new ideas for kindergaten! Keep them coming!

Cindy said...

Thank you for the great ideas!

Nancy said...

thank you for sharing!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Awesome!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue Skies

Martha said...

Love your ideas, they will be put to use starting tomorrow! <3 Great variety ;0)

Christy's Kinders said...

HUGE thanks for making these free. A couple are exactly what I needed for this week.

Marcia said...

Oh WOW!! Thanks for sharing......I need to get busy this weekend to get my stations ready!

megandw said...

Thanks so much for sharing...it was perfect timing since I'm getting my valentine stations ready this weeekend!
I especially love the "count and create!" I've never seen anything like it before!
Happy Valentine's Day!
megandw@yahoo.com

Kristin Young said...

Those are too cute. Thanks for sharing! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Heather Shelton said...

Very Cute! Thanks for sharing! I have had such a difficult time when it is time to change the stations out. I love your math station planning sheet, that will help me more than anything. I had not thought to do that yet! Thanks!!!!

Mrs. Mutchler said...

Such cute things!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Annie Moffatt said...

Wow! These look like incredible tasks:)

iris said...

Very cool. I made a blog is bilingual (english-spanish) with songs, fingerplays in both languages. El Kinder de Maestra Nieves please check it out

Mrs. McElveen said...

Thanks for sharing such wonderful station ideas! I love your planning sheet as much as your actual station ideas. You have just made my life much simpler!

Mrs. McElveen said...

Do you have Math planning sheets for every month starting in September? If so - would you mind sharing? I would love to see how your stations progress and what activities you use? Thanks!
amymcelveen@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing all of your awesome stuff - I know my kids will absolutely LOVE these math stations :o)

Kinder96 said...

Thanks! I love them!

Hadar said...

Love! You are awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Hadar

Hadar said...

If you have the time, or you're bored, would you pretty, pretty, please upload the "bee mine" game without the yellow background?? I want to use it but I'm so stingy with my ink! haha! thanks :)

Hadar

Kristy said...

Thanks for sharing! We are just getting into using the base 10 blocks, so the roll a monster game will be great!
Teachin' First

Anonymous said...

VERY nice! Thank you for sharing!!! Are there dice templates available for addition??

Deanna
johnsod@canoncityschools.org

Heather's Heart said...

I LOVE and HEART it all! WOWzers! Your kiddos are lucky to have such a creative teacher! =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

Crayons and Curls said...

Wow! These are amazing! Thank you for sharing your stations with us! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

S. Parker said...

These are all wonderful!

Sarah said...

Hello! I just came across your cute blog! New follower! Thank you for sharing your math stations. They are adorable! Come check me out for more math ideas and centers! :)

Sarah
funintitlemath.blogspot.com

applesandabcs said...

SO cute! I am your newest follower!

Michelle
Apples and ABC's

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Joy of Life said...

Super cute ideas, thanks for sharing! Following you :)

Terry said...

Thank you! Thank you! This post is WONDERFUL!

THYordan@aol.com

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