Thanksgiving Fun and a FREEBIE!

I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. It only took me 44 days of school before I got really, really sick.  Who likes being sick?  Using a sick day only means over planning for the sub, and I usually take an hour to write out every. single. detail ever of our daily classroom routine in my sub plans.  On the bright side, at least I got sick this week, and not next week during my second favorite holiday! THANKSGIVING!

Our math lessons lately having been focusing on number sense from 0-20 and figuring out what number is more than/greater and less than/fewer.  My kiddos seem to struggle with more and less, so I decided to make up a task card game to help them out.

I used it during small group instruction...

...and during whole group teaching!  I put the kids in groups of 4 teams (4 kids in each team) and they took turns after each task card was read and answered.  This was probably my favorite because the math vocabulary and teamwork was FLOWING like crazy! They just love a little friendly competition!  The winning team was rewarded a BIG FUZZY!  YAY!

The Build-a-Turkey Number Sense Activity was also a hit!  This was a great way for me to incorporate a quick mini-lesson in tally marks.  Tally marks are not introduced until first grade (it is not part of the new common core kindergarten math curriculum, shockingly), but it's such an important skill to have to wait until first grade to introduce!  I decided to put our turkeys in the sensory bin center because it was time for a new activity to rotated in there.  The next time I rotate the sensory bin activities, this is going right into the math center rotation.   

At the time we were focusing on numbers 0-10, and as soon as I get back to work tomorrow, I'll add numbers 11-20!

You can find these fun math activities in my Turkey Math Fun Pack in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

And because I L-O-V-E Thanksgiving so much, here is a forever freebie Color-by-Word Turkey!

Turkey Color By Word FREEBIE
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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friends! Gobble 'til you wobble!

Best wishes & kisses,


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