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I recently shared a picture of a math chat poster that I used with my students on Instagram and many of you had a lot of interest in using it with your students.  These math chat posters are a great way to incorporate math, reading, and writing skills within your classroom.  They are great for number sense math warm-ups and also practice speaking and listening skills with your young mathematicians.

I typically glue the math chat poster on my piece of chart paper.  Then I ask students to share which picture they can count for us.  In the example below, I would ask the friend called on if they wanted to count the leaves, pinecones, squirrels, owls, or apples.  

The first friend decided to count the leaves - "1, 2, 3, 4, 5.  I see 5 leaves."  I also always try to ask my students, "How many?" after they count so they are really showing an understanding of quantity.  

I write the sentence that matches what the student says.  

I also like to draw a dot arrangement under the number.  This way students are seeing the picture representation of the number in the poster, the numeral representation, and the dot representation.  Seeing numbers in multiple ways helps build number sense in our youngest math learners.  

We repeat until all pictures on the poster have been counted.  

Included in your FREE download of Math Chat Posters are 3 posters - apple themed, leaf themed, and fall themed.  Please tag me on Instagram if you use them with your students!

Click the image below to grab your FREE Math Chat Posters download!
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Counting to 10 is an important skill that we work on during math in pre-k.  We work on one-to-one counting and matching the number to a set.  This Counting Fish digital resource is a fun way to practice counting one-to-one using fish.  It is a fun resource to use in the classroom with your students, at home with your little ones, or if you are distance learning.  
 
For this resource you are going to want to make a copy, when prompted (the link to make a copy is found in the FREE download below).  When you make a copy, it will save to your Google Drive.
 
After making a copy, you will want to make sure you are not viewing in present mode.  You just want the students to have the slides.  They will not be able to manipulate the fish if you are actually trying to view the slideshow.  
 
There are 11 slides in the slideshow.  One slide has directions and then there are 10 slides for students to practice counting on.  
 
 
To begin, students first click on the shell on the slide.  This will allow students to have access to the online spinner.  When the online spinner website pops up, students will be prompted to tap the spinner to spin.  If you are on a tablet, your child can just tap with your finger to spin.  If you are on a laptop or computer, your child would use the mouse or trackpad to spin. 
 
After tapping the spinner, the spinner landed on the number 7 in the example below.
 
When working on the tablet, we just clicked "done" to go back to the slideshow.  Then the student was able to count 7 fish on the ten frame by saying, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7."
 
In the next slide after spinning the online spinner, it landed on the number 2.
 
The student then counted out 2 fish on the ten frame by counting, "1, 2."
 
Students repeat this for each slide in the slideshow.  This is a fun, digital way to practice counting from 1-10 for young math learners.  
 
Looking for more "Under the Sea" themed resources?!  Check out the links below to grab some amazing FREE "Under the Sea" themed resources!

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Creative Writing Printable // Literacy with the Littles
Water Beads Sensory Bin // M is for Monster
Positional Words //The Primary Post
Under the Sea Graph // Sarah Chesworth
Under the Sea Board Game // Teach Me Mommy
Counting Fish // Recipe for Teaching
Letter Hunt Sensory Bin // The Primary Brain
 
To grab your FREE Counting Fish Digital Resource, click the image below!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WQdAGRIV4F0FptyTBbHYz3xkz201nG4S/view?usp=sharing
 
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This Counting Ice Cream digital resource is a fun and yummy way to practice counting one-to-one.  Young learners can practice one-to-one counting with numbers 1-20.  Your students will have fun "scooping" ice cream on the cone.  It's the perfect treat to work on counting skills with your students or your own little ones at home.

For this digital resource, you are going to want to make a copy, when prompted (the link to make a copy is found in the FREE download below).  When you make a copy, it will save to your Google Drive.  

After making a copy, you will want to make sure you are not viewing in present mode.  You just want the students to have the slides.  They will not be able to manipulate the ice cream scoops if you are actually trying to view the slideshow.  

There are 21 slides in the slideshow.  One slide has the directions and the rest are the slides for students to work in.  

Students look at the number on the ice cream counter.  In the example below, the student sees the number 5 on the ice cream counter.

The student "scoops" (drags) 5 ice cream scoops onto the cone.  Students can count, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5" as they are counting each scoop.  


In the example below, the student sees the number 16 on the ice cream counter.  

The student can count 10 on the first ice cream cone and 6 on the second ice cream cone.  This is also a great way for students to recognize the concept of "ten and some more." 

Students work through all of the slides in the slideshow to practice with one-to-one counting using ice cream scoops.

Looking for more ice cream themed resources?!  My blogging friends and I have teamed up to share some FREE ice cream themed resources.  Check out the links below for some fun resources!


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Emergent Reader // Sarah Chesworth
Ice Cream Addition // Sara J Creations
Addition Boom Cards™ // The Primary Post
Counting Ice Cream // Recipe for Teaching
2D Shapes Playdough Mats // Fairy Poppins
Measurement Cards // Stay at Home Educator
Letter Match Sensory Bin // The Primary Brain
Ice Cream Vowel Sort // Literacy with the Littles

Ready to grab your FREE Counting Ice Cream digital resource?!  Just click the image below to download!

You may also be interested in the following FREE digital resources.  Click the images to find out more!




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In Pre-K, we work on identifying and naming 2D and 3D shapes.  Most recently, we have been reviewing 3D shapes.  This 3D Shape Monster digital resources is a fun way for students to practice with 3D shapes.  They will create a 3D shape monster using spheres, cylinders, cubes, and cones.  To practice number skills, students then record how many of each shape they used.  

For this digital resource, you are going to want to make a copy, when prompted (the link to make a copy is in the FREE download found below).  When you make a copy, it will save to your Google Drive.  

After making a copy for your drive you will want to make sure you are not viewing in present mode.  You just want students to have the slides.  They will not be able to manipulate the shapes if you are actually trying to view the slideshow.

There are three slides in the slideshow: a direction/example slide, a slide for creating the 3D shape monster, and a recording page for recording the number of each 3D shape used.  

Students will create their 3D shape monster on this slide.

They will type how many of each shape they used on this slide: 

Students just delete the "Type number here" text and type the number they used to match how many of each 3D shape was used.  

Here are some examples of 3D shape monsters that were created.





I LOVE the creativity and it is such a fun way to practice with 3D shapes!

Ready to use this 3D Shape Monster FREE digital resource with your students?!  Just click the image below to get the directions to make a copy for your Google Drive!  I hope your students LOVE it!

You may also be interested in these FREE digital resources!  Click the images to find out more!



Please let me know if you use any of these with your students!
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Many of us are currently finding ways to teach online during distance learning.  This Flower Garden Letter Match is a fun way for your students to practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters.  This resource is a digital resource that your students can use in Google Slides.  They will "pick" the lowercase flower with the letter that matches the uppercase letter.  It's perfect for spring!
 

For this digital resource, you are going to want to make a copy, when prompted (the link to make a copy is in the FREE download found below).  When you make a copy, it will save to your Google Drive.  

After making a copy for your drive you will want to make sure you are not viewing in present mode.  You just want students to have the slides.  They will not be able to manipulate the letters if you are actually trying to view the slideshow.  

Students will see a screen similar to the one below.  They are to move the lowercase letter that matches the uppercase letter next to it.  In this example, students would see an uppercase letter A.  They see the lowercase letters in the flowers and should pick the lowercase letter a to match the uppercase letter A.
 
If students pick the correct flower, there is a check mark under that choice so they can see they have picked the correct matching letter.
 

 In the example below, students see an uppercase letter H.  They must look for the matching lowercase letter h.  They choose from p, h, or m.
 

Again, when the student moves the right letter there will be a check behind that letter to show they are correct.
 

My blogging friends and I have teamed up to share some amazing FREE letter identification resources with you.  Check out the links below to grab your FREE letter identification themed resources.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Flower Garden Letter Match // Recipe for Teaching
Vowel Letter Graph //Sarah Chesworth
Letter Clip Cards // Live, Laugh & Love Kindergarten
Roll, Say and Cover // Teaching with Heart
Letter Matching Puzzles // Fairy Poppins
Unicorn Letter Identification Boom Cards // Literacy with the Littles


Ready to grab your FREE Flower Garden Letter Match digital resource?!  Just click the image below and you will find the directions for making a copy of this for your Google Drive.  Have fun!

If you are looking for more FREE digital resources, check out this Making 5 with Hamburgers Digital Resource!  Click the image to find it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Making-5-with-Hamburgers-Digital-Resource-5427956

You may also be interested in this FREE Rhyming Pictures digital resource.  You can check it out by clicking the image below!

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