This week (week 3) was the first time that we've really introduced math centers to the kids. But since we've been doing letter centers since day 1 of this year. Below are a couple of pictures of the fun centers that we did this week, I hope someone else can use these ideas as well!!!
On Tuesday I did a whole group lesson using our Elmo (document projector) on how to make pictures with shape blocks. My pumpkins are definitely loving this one but I'm having to remind some of them to stop 'building' and to make pictures. They are just trying to make 3-D pictures I guess!
In addition to these three centers, my pumpkins are playing shape concentration... a memory game with 6 possible matches (12 cards in all). Since my tables each have 6 students at them. I made 3 sets of the game and backed each with a different color construction paper. Well, I say I but really my super fabulous parapro did! Again, LOVE her!! She has really helped me to keep my head above water these first 3 weeks. I'm slowly taking over a lot of the creating and what not. But I wouldn't have made it this far without her!
What kind of math centers are you doing? I'm looking forward to getting our schedule set day-to-day so that my kids can start using a center chart. I know that this will definitely help with the management aspect of centers.
Have a blessed day,