Move over winter themes . . . bring on Heart Day! Valentine’s is right behind Halloween as my next favorite holiday! It even beats out Christmas for me. Don’t ask my why . . . maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in me . . . dunno??!!!
Let me back up a bit and connect the dots here. So, our afternoon math activities have been a little sub-par for me lately. Therefore, I created 10 fun math centers that will get my kiddos thinking, working together, and reviewing common core standards in fun and different ways! Oh, to help get my kiddos “buy in” just a bit more, I added a touch of Valentine-flavor 🙂
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I got so excited about these that I didn’t want to wait to try them out, so we jumped right in this week (February is/was on the horizon, so I felt somewhat justified in my knee-jerk decision). Here’s a little look-see at a few of the activities we tried this week . . . .
QUEEN OF HEARTS – COMPARING NUMBERS GAME
This fun greater than/less than game had my kids giggling and working hard for the whole math rotation. The kids were all about trying to build the greatest number and they LOVED getting to throw a card down the “rabbit hole!” Oh, and if they got the Queen of Hearts, they flipped out . . . they immediately won the hand! They were such good sports too. Love this crew!
|Just for the record I asked her to do this 🙂
When we stick out tongues out in our class it means we love ya!
They have to take an oath on the last day of school and promise that they won’t do this to their second grade teacher!
ARE WE A MATCH – PLACE VALUE TEA PARTY
This quickie math ditty was a perfect follow up to our tens and ones review. I put on a silly music track and had the kids rove the room without talking as they searched for their match. The dug it so much that we had to play this one three days in a row!
The best part is that I still have 7 more math centers to try over the next two weeks . . . and two of them come with alternate versions that I will be hittin’ them up with too. BOOM! Look out kids . . . tis the season for math that will make your head spin 🙂 If you are interested in trying these out with your kiddlets, this pack is available in my TPT Store. It’s on sale through Friday.