Sunday, February 23, 2014

Centers Sunday #6! {Free K-2 Centers}

Hi Friends!! I hope y'all had a great weekend. I'm here to bring you centers Sunday #6. This week I went with a St. Patrick's Day theme. I asked y'all what sort of centers you needed for  your rooms this week on my Facebook page and I tried to incorporate what you asked for as much as possible. If you follow me on Facebook you can let me know what skills you need and I can feature them in a center activity.

Ok soooooooooooooo here we go, kinder:

This is a math center for helping students understand the concept of how many more. I've found that this is a tricky concept, even when I taught second graders. In this center I included shamrock and horseshoe counters so the kids can match up the counters 1:1 and see the difference. Hopefully this will help them understand the concept of how many more. The number cubes are easy to put together, just print them on regular paper, cut them out and tape the sides. You can pick this file up here.

First Grade:

This activity has children practice reading and writing long a and long e words. Students sort the words and then record them on their page. Easy peasy! You can pick that file up here.

Second Grade:

For this activity, students read the clocks and record the time. The clocks are time to the 1 minute intervals. An answer key is included if you want your students to check their answers. You can pick the file up here.

If you like these centers, stay tuned. I'll be working on a St. Patricks' Day math packet for K/1/2 and literacy if time allows. I spent tons and tons of time working on my second grade social studies notebook this week and I'm not anywhere near to being finished...but my goal is to get it done by the 27th! We'll see! Cross your fingers! :)

Ok y'all I've been working hard ALL weekend. I'm going to take some time now and enjoy what's left of this beautiful day! Have a great evening and a fantastic Monday!!


  1. The "how many more" activity is wonderful. Lining them up with 1-1 correspondence is exactly what we are teaching them at the beginning. Thank you so much for asking and for delivering! Can't wait to put this in a math tub!!

  2. Thank you so much for the "how many more" activity. We started this in our math chapter just last week and that is exactly how we are teaching it - lining up with 1-1 correspondence. Some are able to understand the concept without the 1-1 or have developed a different strategy, but most still need the very concrete. I plan to use rekenreks this week to reinforce the concept, but I am so excited to go ahead and put this activity in a math tub this week. You are awesome!