Monday, October 26, 2015

It's Halloween Week! Throwback Freebie

I can't believe we are already to the last week of October! Pumpkins, spiders, bats...oh my!  I will be pulling out the Halloween stations this week.  Here's a throwback (on a Monday!) with a freebie at the end.  :)


Here is a peek at today's stations!

 You can find these activities and more here:
 (Old Lady Roll and Cover is FREE!)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Easy, Fun, No Prep. Onesies Subitizing Game!

Hello! School is in full swing and unfortunately, several things have taken precedence over my blog here lately.  Things are starting to calm down a bit so I'm hoping to rededicate a few nights a week to creating and blogging again.  I have an on-going list of things to share!

Last July I mentioned a dice game that a friend and fellow teacher introduced me to.  (Thank you, Carol!) She named it "Onesies" and promised that it would become a favorite with my kinders almost immediately.  She was right!  It has no prep time and can be played in a matter of minutes (or seconds for some).  This game makes for great subitizing practice to strengthen number sense.  All you need are 6 dice!

I keep 6 dice already grouped together in those tiny containers from the dollar store so that they are easy to grab off the shelf when we have a few minutes to play.  You can have your kids practice rolling and stacking from 1-6 or you can extend the game a bit by having them roll a tower of all one's, then two's, etc., all the way to six.  It just depends on how much time you want to devote to the game.  I like to put my kids in partners and have them race each other.  We've been playing this randomly for weeks and it has yet to get old.  Plus..it's a lifesaver when I need to keep my kids educationally entertained for a minute while I'm getting something together!

I hope this is an easy game to incorporate in your own classroom.  Happy dice rolling! :)  I will be back later this week with a giveaway of one of my favorite HeidiSongs products!