Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Even Witches Love the Common Core

Halloween is still a few days away and the energy level in kindergarten is already skyrocketing! Forget visions of sugarplums - this time of year we're dealing with visions of M&Ms and Snickers! I've always loved Halloween so I'm enjoying all of the excitement.

We've been doing a lot of Halloween themed common core activities and I thought I'd share a couple of cute ones.

I found some great Zombie eyeballs at the Dollar Tree so I grabbed a few (okay -8) packs.
Halloween Freebie from Peace, Love and Learning

I thought they would be great to use with the 3-D tens frames I made (see original post here) so I made a set of cards to match.  The kids can either pick a numeral card or an eyeball card and then use the eyeballs to make their frame show the same number.  Click on the picture to grab a free set of cards. (You can use them alone if you don't have the eyeballs. . .)

Halloween Freebie from Peace, Love and Learning

Another really cute project we did was a sweet little Math craftivity. We've been working on Counting and Cardinality focusing on numbers 0-10 so I revised an old Halloween favorite to reinforce 1 to 1 correspondence.

We used Avery dot labels and made some really funky socks for our witches, and then showed how many dots we used by practiced writing the number. You can pick up the template and directions in my TPT store. I'll send a freebie to the first 3 people who comment.

Have a great night!