It is a rainy Saturday here in NE Ohio. A perfect day for cleaning, baking and school work. A batch of apple bread is complete, apple dessert bars are next followed by dinner and another round of bread (debating a batch of apple to freeze or move on to pumpkin). Last week's apple picking lead to a desire to make lots of apple goodies.
Our current unit is "Those Nearest and Dearest", which includes the topics of families and friends. I created a few center activities for my students to use with a family theme in mind.
I was looking for a way for my students to practice counting objects to 10 in the math center and decided to use my bear counters. Students choose a bear card and make a "bear family" using bear counters. They all love using the bear counters!
You can get your copy of the bear cards here.
My second creation was a beginning sound sort (well, actually 2) with a family theme. Students sort 9 picture cards by their initial sounds. It was surprising to me to see who picked up on this quickly and those who struggled.
If you download these activities, I'd love to hear from you in the comments!