This product includes two literacy and three math activities for the month of May. Each activity includes colored and black-and-white card options as well as differentiated recording sheets. All cards will need to be printed, laminated for durability, cut-out, and placed in a sensory bin or table with other seasonal goodies.
1. May Flower Digraph Hunt - Students will pick a flower card, identify the first sound for the item pictured and record the correct digraph on their recording sheet. Two different recording sheets are available. I also challenge my higher level learners to spell the entire word.
2. Beehive Letter/Sound Recognition and Word Building - Students pick a beehive card and identify the letter(s) on the card. They may simple identify and record their letter(s) or on a separate recording sheet, record the letter or digraph and then read the word they built. If the word they build is a real word, they will color the box in; if it is a nonsense word, they simply leave it go.
1. Butterfly Number Comparison - Students pick a butterfly card, count the dots on each wing and record the number on each wing. They will then compare the two amounts and color the wing that has more on their recording sheet. If the wings are equal, they can color both wings. There is also a simpler option to just record the greater number and color the box in if the two numbers are the same.
2. Butterfly Wing Addition - Use the same butterfly cards. You may want to print 2 sets. Students pick a card, add the spots and record the total on their recording sheet OR they have the option on a separate recording sheet to record the entire equation. There is also a THIRD OPTION where students add the total spots to 10 to create a teen number. The various recording sheets serve as great differentiation for your various learners in your classroom.
3. "Buggy" Subtraction - students pick a bug card and subtract the crossed off spots from the total number of spots on the bug. Students then have the option to either just record the answer on one recording sheet, or record the entire equation on a separate recording sheet.
NOTE: I will be adding my sensory bin activities to a growing bundle and you can find that here:
Sensory Bin GROWING BUNDLE