Hi there! Just wanted to let you all know what my class will be doing for centers during the month of October! I have created my "October Centers for Literacy and Math" to save you some time with your October centers. Be sure to click on any of the pictures, or the link to my store to learn more about this product.
Since I have a large need for letter naming order and fluency, I made a game called "Pumpkin Letter Matching." In my classroom, I like to keep the names simple and not overcomplicate them so I can work with my small groups. This allows my kids the time to work independently, and me the time to read with my kids.
The next center is called "Black Cat Number Matching." This is a similar center for math that focuses on number sense from 1-20. My students are to take turns and match the quantity with the number.
I also created a sight word game called, "Help Wanda Find Her Cauldron." The students roll the dice, and read a word. If they read correctly, they can move the amount of spaces they rolled. I leveled my sight words by color so that any of my students are able to play with each other. They just know which level they can work with. I have an entire blog post I did a while that explains how I level my sight words by color.
I will also be using the same game, but with math facts as my playing cards. This is very nice because my kids already get the concept of taking turns, and they just trade out the cards. I printed my math facts on orange card stock to keep everything festive.
The next game I have is called "CVC word builder". I have my students take a card and say the picture word. They are to break the word down, and to bring it up another notch, they have to build the word.
"Shape Monster Builder" is probably one of my students favorite activities year after year. This is such great way to get your little ones familiar with the characteristics of the different shapes. They also like choosing the multicolored eyeballs!
Next up, I have "Make 10." And that is exactly what the students are going to do. They grab a 10 frame card, and use the frog manipulatives to make 10. Then, they use their recording sheet to write an equation.
I made my "Pumpkin Patch Rhyming Game" because my kids love to make rhymes, and rhyming is such an important skill that helps build phonemic awareness.
I have two bonus centers included in the pack but I also made them free so you could try one literacy and one math center. Be sure to grab my Race to Twenty" and my "Letter Matching Memory" Freebie!
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