Here is what we did in math this week...
We warm up everyday with several counting routines. We started subitizing this week. I purchased my subitizing dots cards from Little Minds at Work.
We tossed a bean bag and named the number it landed on. First we all tossed the bean bag with the numbers in order then I mixed them up and we did it again.
We used a large ten frame, a large foam die, and some foam feet to count and practice one to one. We also worked on knowing if we needed to take feet away or add feet to the frame each time based on the number rolled. This was also great practice for filling in a ten frame and seeing the number represented.
We rolled dice, counted the dots on the die, and graphed what we rolled. Then we described and shared our graphs.
We played shake and spill to decompose 5.
We used these number sense anchor charts from Little Bird Kindergarten to do lots of number formation skywriting and number writing on dry erase boards. We also used the charts to talk about multiple representations of a number.
We used these recording sheets from Little Minds at Work. Instead of me just making one large number anchor chart I used these recording sheets so my students could make their own chart while I made mine.
If you do not want to make your own pieces for your number anchor charts or if you do not want to hand write them Deanna Golden has a great set for the numbers 1-10.
We also worked in our math work stations each day. At this point I have a pathway counting game, play doh number mats, and the ten frame foot activity in my stations. The other three are still math manipulatives.
Here are a few of the fun songs we sang in math this week...
We acted out Five Little Fish by Jack Hartmann using fish counters and math blue "water" math mats.