Common Core Based Thanksgiving Math Centers

17 November 2011
Our new math program is aligned to the Common Core Standards and my students needed fun math centers to reinforce the concepts taught our math lessons.  The new math program contains mostly word problems and asks the students to use ten frames, find missing addends, and utilize fact families.  These concepts were not taught as early in the year as they are now.  So, my old math centers had to be tweaked and/or totally changed in order for them to align to the Common Core Standards.  I created Thanksgiving themed math centers that align to the Common Core and reinforce the skills taught in our math program.  All the centers featured in this post are available in my Thanksgiving Art, Literacy, and Math Activities packet through TpT (click {here}).
This is a photo of my sample Turkey Feather Math Center.  The students (with help) read a word problem and found the missing addend.  Each student had a different word problem, so all the turkeys ended up looking different, with different feather/color combinations.  This
center aligns to the First Grade Math Common Core Standards 1.OA.1.  and 1.OA.8.  This center also aligns to the Second Grade Common Core Standard 2.OA.1.  I have also include a version of this activity that aligns to the Kindergarten Common Core Standard K.CC.5. and a version that aligns to the First Grade Common Core Standard 1.OA.3. 
 This is a photo of my Turkey and Cornucopia Sums of Ten Math Center.  The students find all the ways to make ten using the counting chips.  This center is aligned to the First Grade Common Core Standard 1.OA.6. and the Kindergarten Grade Common Core Standard K.OA.3.  I have also included a version with a five frame.
This is a photo of my Turkey Domino Fact Family Math Center.  I wanted a fun way for the students to work on fact families without me having to print a ton of fact family cards.  I made a work mat for the students to place their dominoes, that way I only had to print six color work mats and use the dominoes.  This center aligns to the First Grade Common Core Standard 1.OA.3. 
I hope you check out my Thanksgiving Art, Literacy, and Math Activities packet.  I also hope that these centers give you some ideas for Common Core Math Centers that you can do in your classroom.  Stay tuned for Common Core Gingerbread Math Centers and a general packet of First Grade Common Core Math Centers.  For more on the Common Core Math Standards, click {here}.



13 comments:

  1. Love it!! My students have enjoyed your awesome work!! I hope you are planning a Christmas packet. :)

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  2. Love these ideas! I taught first last year and I am in Kinder this year. I am going to share this blog with my first grade friends. They will love it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ann

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  3. I just found this post and I LOVE these math station ideas. I also hope that you have a christmas set coming soon as it is too late for me to use these this year:(
    jmesser@mail.lced.net

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  4. I just gave you the Sunshine Award. Go to my blog and check it out!
    http://worksmartnothardinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunshine-award.html

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  5. Thanks giving nice post.here give a literacy, math activities package. I also hope that these centers provide you with some common core math center ideas,you can in your group activity creation.

    common circle education

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  6. I am loving your blog and ideas! Are you planning on doing a February or Valentine's Day packet like this?
    Tracey

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  7. Can you still purchase this thanksgiving art, literacy and math packet on TPT? I clicked on the link above and there was a error!

    Jenny

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    1. Go to this post and try: http://www.ericabohrer.blogspot.com/2012/11/updates-thanksgiving-freebies-and.html

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  8. I would like to see/purchase the Thanksgiving packet too... It says there is an error!

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    1. Go to this post and try: http://www.ericabohrer.blogspot.com/2012/11/updates-thanksgiving-freebies-and.html

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  9. LOVE them all!!! Absolutely adorable! What math program are you using now? We just adopted Primary Mathematics in our school. I teach second grade in Westchester, New York. We are practically neighbors :)

    I just started my blog and TPT store as well :)

    www.simplyskilledinsecond.blogspot.com

    Would love for you to check it out if you have some time :)

    hugs
    Anna

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    1. Hi Anna, We are using Go Math. It is intense, but by the end of the year the kids really know their math. Yes, we are close. My roommate from college lives in Cortlandt Manor. I have been up by you a lot.

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