Hi friends! I hope everyone is having a super week! I just got home form parent conferences, but we had so much fun in math today I just had to share!
We have been hard at work on addition so I pulled out my Halloween addition stations and let them rotate for about 8 minutes each. It worked out perfect to work with some of my kiddos who are still struggling a bit with their addition strategies.
Today, we had 4 stations…one at each table! I left the stations at the tables, and the kiddos rotated. But these would be perfect for fast-finishers and during your math rotation block!
For this station, they start with the number in the cauldron and count on. It works perfect, especially for kiddos who are still counting all and not counting on. It reminds them it’s important to start with a number in your head and count on instead of counting all the objects! They recorded their answer on the recording sheet so I could check their work!
This is one of my favorite number sense games. It’s so easy to adapt for any holiday or theme! I couldn’t find any spider erasers, but the Halloween erasers worked just fine! 🙂 I had my students work with 10 erasers but you could easily differentiate this! They drop the erasers and count how many are in the web and how many are outside the web…then they write a number sentence!
For this center, they grab a handful of candy and draw what they chose and write a number sentence. I realized later it would be way more fun with real candy, hahaha. Maybe I will do that next week to spice it up! 🙂
Finally, they add 2 numbers and record their answer. This little one is using erasers as manipulatives, but other students used different strategies like counting on with their fingers, blocks, or drawing a picture.
You can grab all these Halloween math centers in my Spooky Sums pack.
For more fun Halloween ideas, check out my Halloween pinterest board!
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