Kindergarten Math – First Activities of the Year

We took much of the summer off. We started easing back into a bit of school after our trip to Colorado.  We start earlier than others in our area because we take time off and family trips when it suits us.

Day One:

Over the summer, I continued to skip count by 2s, 5s and 10s when she brushed her teeth.  Since we never really covered the concept of odds and evens, that was one of the first things we covered.

I showed her how the odd numbers never have a partner and are the “odd man out.”  Even numbers always have a partner.  Then I told her she knew tons and tons of even numbers.  She looked at me wide-eyed, but when I started counting by 2s she laughed and quickly joined in!

Then I had her grab three huge fist-fulls of tiles (anything would work).  I told her to figure out whether there was an odd number or an even number.  She quickly set to work.

After she was done, we counted (by 2s) to see how many tiles there were.

Another thing we started with was some calendar work.  It was the 12th of August.  She placed the 12 on Monday and then placed all the numbers that came before and after that onto the magnetic calendar. (Thank you for that, R!!!)

We went over the days of the week, seasons and months of the year (briefly).

I’m out of time at the moment, but I’ll be back tomorrow to share her math lapbook and then some of the games she’s been playing.

You might want to read this post on Kindergarten Math Addition Games/Place Value Activities

You might also be interested in:

Yesterday’s post, Kindergarten Math: First Activities of the Year

Telling Time Kitty Clocks, which I’ll probably add to the lapbook.

Ultimate Math Gameboard (great for reviewing ANY math fact — addition, multiplication, division, etc.)
Place Value and Favorite Math Activities for Ages 4-6  (With links to a number of free Montessori-style math printables)
Montessori Style Addition Pages (I made a number of different packets… without carrying, with carrying, etc.) – You can search for Montessori math in the search button on the left for even more pages.
Other related posts you might be interested in:

Dinosaur Packet and Lapbook for Ages 3-7:  60+ Page Dinosaur Packet

• Montessori 3-Part Dinosaur Cards
• Dinosaur Lapbook
• Letter Recognition Activities
• Number Activities and Games
• Dinosaur Game Board
• Fast Fact Information Cards
• Dinosaur Writing Cards
• Math Games
• Bingo Cards and more!

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