Kindergarten Math Made Easy! (Plus, a Flash Freebie!)

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Have you ever struggled with how to teach the required math standards.. but still make it fun and – most important – at the right level for every one of your students?

I’ll admit it. I have. I developed these math units after struggling to make our big box curriculum meet our needs and finding I needed to supplement a whole lot. These units have been classroom-tested and kid approved. I’ve used these units the past 3 years and my kids have never loved math more – or had better data!

I’m even more excited about them now because, by popular demand, I am currently working on adding differentiation options to each unit! I just finished Unit 1 Numbers to 5 and I am in love. I have included below level/intervention and enrichment options that is going to make it so easy to just TEACH!

Let me show you what’s included:

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Isn’t it gorgeous?! So what’s included in each unit? Well, each unit contains or will contain: lesson plans, differentiation options, anchor charts, and an end of unit assessment (I am currently working my way through updating each unit).

The lesson plans include: a number sense warm up, a teacher-directed activity, a partner game or activity, independent practice, and a home extension.

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This is an example of one of the lessons. Everything is laid out for you!

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Then you have your differentiation plans. You can use these in small groups or during the lesson! Either way will work.

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Each lesson contains a partner activity. For this lesson, students are playing number bump with the numbers 0-5. For below level, students will be playing with JUST the numbers 0 and 1! For enrichment, students will use subitizing cards instead of the number die. They’re very easy changes to make to support each of your kiddos!

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Some of the subitizing cards are pictures above.

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I have also included extra practice sheets for those intervention groups (although nothing says you can’t use them with ALL students! 😉

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Each lesson also contains an independent activity. For this one, students will be matching all of the pictures that represent the number 1 to their number page.

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I have also included a home extension for each unit. I know many teachers who use these as exit tickets or morning work instead of home extensions! You can use any piece of these units however you need to!

I have put the curriculum bundle and the first 4 units only SALE through 7/18 only!

If you’ve stuck around to the end of this post, then yay! You get to hear about a special flash freebie I have to celebrate all of YOU!

These book bin labels feature real photographs perfect for our ELL babies, and book stickers to help students build independence! These labels with only be free for the month of JULY but if you download them now, you will have access to them FOREVER!

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Kindergarten Math Intervention Made Easy

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I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a lot of time in my day. As any elementary teacher knows, you plan and teach every subject, but it doesn’t end there. To meet the needs of all your students, you may need to plan activities for intervention too. It can feel overwhelming! What do we do today? Do I have time to get it prepped? Is it really targeting the areas my students are struggling in?

I needed something I could print and prep once and then grab every time I met with students for intervention. That’s why I developed this math intervention binderIt meets all CCSS and all I had to do was print it, stick it in a binder, and add manipulatives. I made the activities reusable by sticking them in page protectors so I don’t even need to make copies anymore!

Best of all, all of the activities are hands-on and engaging. I’ve had so many students tell me that math small groups was their favorite time of day! Here’s a peak at some of the activities included:

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I’ve included multiple activities to work on number identification and number sense because these skills are SO important and can be such a struggle for young learners. Using fun counters like these mini-erasers keeps it exciting!

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Just add magnetic numbers! Don’t have magnetic numbers? I’ve also included printable number tiles you can use. My kids love this activity so much they’ve asked for it to become a center!

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I love these transparent spinners, but if you don’t want to purchase them, a paperclip and pencil makes an easy spinner!

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I like to sneak in fine motor work as much as possible. We often use tweezers and pom poms in place of counters!

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Cubes are perfect for nonstandard measurement!

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Not only do we work on recognizing shapes, but we also compose new shapes!

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If you put your pages in page protectors, you can easily write on them with dry erase markers and then wipe clean!

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We cover multiple addition and subtraction strategies because you never know what’s going to stick with a student!

Want to check the binder out for yourself? Find it here:

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