I found so many fabulous Math Freebies that I can't wait to share with you!
We have had lots of Turkey Math Fun in our classroom this week. My sweet friend Betty made this adorable quilted turkey for my classroom last year. The kids love him. Well, her- I guess- because this year her name is Cranberry. Doesn't that sound like a girl? I think so. We voted. It came down
to Cranberry or Bob. That's what happens when you are five!
Anyway, I wanted to think of something fun to do with her, so I decided on this quick math review.
I put different colored Post Its with different packets of skills that I wanted to review on each feather. I used the wonderful Turkey Round Up Relay numbers from Krazy for Kindergarten. I just divided the numbers into three groups for these different skills.
(Here was one group of numbers.)
I also used these cute Thanksgiving Ten Frames from Jessica Tobin.
The other skills on feathers were: Name the 2D shapes. Why are they 2D?; Name the 3D shapes. Why are they 3D?; Count to 100 Turkey Style (Clap or slap your thighs 1-4, then on the 5's you wave your feathers over your head, clap or slap your thighs 6-9, then for 10's you wave your tail feathers- continue the pattern to 100... Counting Turkey Style may not be common knowledge...); Addition/Subtraction turkey word problems to 5.
These are simple, simple as you can see. I was thinking maybe a laminated turkey with Velcro dots to hold the packets may work well, too. I didn't want to hurt Cranberry in any way, so I just used masking tape to hold them on this week.
Did I mention simple? Here is the next step. One child drew a colored Post-It from this bag, and we did the task that matched that color. We did one before lunch. We did three this afternoon. We will use this the next couple weeks, and I can just change the tasks. I didn't even have anything clever to draw from so I made this really quickly.
The cute little turkey is from Turkey Math Mat Roll and Cover by Holly's Hobbie Kindergarten. I printed out and used her wonderful game (that I shared below) for RTI today.
I absolutely loved these Shape Turkeys from Housing a Forest! LOVED them. This is a definite project next year for me.
I also LOVED this little guy from Bethany, at The Many Layers of Me. How cute is he?
This one is from Putti's World.
Finally, we ended our Turkey Day with a game that can be used for EVERYTHING. Just for everyday use, it is The Blanket Game. During our Eric Carle unit, it is The Hermit Crab Game. At Christmas, we call it Wrapping the Present. Today is was Run, Turkey, Run.
The children sat in a circle on the rug. I chose one name stick to be the child who closed his/her eyes in our back section of the room (behind a book shelf). I chose another name stick to be the turkey who was hiding under the blanket. We practiced this game before we actually played. I had one child peek- so he knew who was hiding, and we saw how it really took the fun away from the game. I also had the children practice being completely quiet and not giving away any hints about who was the turkey. One child was the "clue giver," if the child guessing needed a hint. This was great practice for noticing details about friends and describing each other. (For example, "It is a girl." "This person has red hair." "This person's name starts with a B." "This person wears glasses.") It is also great for remembering names of our class friends. Here is a picture from last year of my class playing this game. The one boy in the orange is the clue giver, and the one in green is the guesser. They loved it because at the end, I got under the blanket for the last guesser, and was a REALLY BIG TURKEY hiding. (I am getting on the treadmill right after I post this...whatever, kids... I wasn't THAT BIG!)
Here are some wonderful Turkey-themed Math Freebies I found at TPT. If you download them, please leave some wonderful feedback at the sellers' stores. I noticed some of these had THOUSANDS of downloads and three feedback or something silly like that. I so appreciate all of these wonderful products. They are such a fun way to teach and reinforce math skills. Enjoy!
I love this Turkey Chip Reinforcement Activity by Mrs. Tslp. I love using these for RTI, practicing letters, sounds, and numbers one on one or even in small groups.
A Teacher Without a Class has a cute Roll and Draw Turkey Activity. I like this because it is easy enough for the kids to draw the parts.
Or this cute Roll a Turkey by Mrs. Klassen's Jungle.
This Turkey Patterns paper by Rachelle Hughes is a great activity.
Young and Lively Kindergarten shared a great Turkey Time Roll, Count, and Color activity.
Elizabeth Hodge made a great Turkey Roll and Color Activity.
This Turkey Color By Number by Fun 4 Kidz has a fun story to write about the turkey with it.
Here is a fun Color By Numbers 10-15 by Mrs. Quinn to reinforce those tricky numbers.
Shuna from A Pocket Full of Kinders shared a wonderful Turkey Jerky Mini Math Unit.
This Turkey Feathers Addition Facts to 10 by Julie VanAlst is a great activity.
Here is a quick little Turkey Addition and Subtraction page from Teresa Williams- fun for a center or morning work!
Amber Monroe always makes such wonderful products. I love her Touchdown Turkey Unit.
This Touchdown Turkey Emergent Reader by The Climbing Grapevine would go great with Amber's unit.
Here are some great Thanksgiving Ten Frames from Jessica Tobin. We used them today!
I love these Free Fast Turkey Number Fluency Sheets by Can You Read It Yes We Can. This is perfect for some of my children!
Krazy for Kindergarten has a great Turkey Round Up Relay for number identification practice, and great for so many different things!
Turkey Tens Ordering Numbers and Counting By Tens from the Brainy Boutique would be a great center.
Turkey Time Problem Solving by Kristen Raxter would make a fun math center or group activity with word problems.
Judy Buckley shared a November Roll and Record Packet.
That should keep you pretty busy for the next couple weeks! Have fun and thank you for stopping by!