Monthly Archives: April 2016

LEARNING KIT: Math Play Box

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This year for Birthdays, the kids will be getting a Math Play Learning Kit. The kit is full of items that promote early math concepts. Below you can see what I put in the kit, where you can get it and where to download the set of free Math Play Idea Cards…
(Each kit ran less than $9.00)

Kit Includes:

  • Number Spinner
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 per package, think was a set of 6)
  • Foam Blocks (in different colors &/or shapes)
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set)
  • Number Flash Cards
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set)
  • Fraction Pieces
    (Found in the Target Dollar section for $1.00 a set)
  • Number Puzzles
    (Found in the Target Dollar section for $1.00 a package, think was a set of 6)
  • Number Matching Wheel
    (Found in the Target Dollar section for $1.00 a set)
  • Dice
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set)
  • Rulers
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a package, came with 3 I think)
  • Pen & Paper
    (Already had in bulk in storage)
  • Math Play Idea Cards
    (Can download FREE at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Play-Idea-Cards-2489159 )

    I try to find items that will fill a shoe box and the above items were about all I could fit, but you could also add:
    -Deck of Cards
    -Thermometers
    -Levels
    -Scales

INVOLVING CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY: Crayola Color Cycle

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March 2016 Community Project:

 

This was a new project for us. We helped a local elementary school earn new packages of markers for their art program. We collected our dried out markers and donated them to the school for them to recycle towards new ones.

Website: http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx

Skills Learned/Worked On During This Project:
-Talked about helping others
-Worked on color recognition
-Fine motor skills (the kids had to cap and uncap the markers while testing them to see which ones were dried out)
-Talked about what recycling is and why it’s good