Morning Tubs, Math and Literacy Pattern Blocks Activity Bins - Kindergarten, 1st

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Deanna Jump
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K - 1st
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This is a great center for early finishers, and/or students to build spatial organizational skills. Play with a purpose.
This resource is great! I love that the kids get to build, count graph, etc in one activity! It makes math fun, engaging and hands on, they felt like they weren't even doing math!
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Are you looking for hands-on math and literacy activities that can be used independently at any time during the day? Check out these morning tubs (or anytime of the day) activity mats. These pattern block activity cards are perfect for reinforcing early math and literacy skills such as counting to 30, shapes, and letter identification. This resource includes over 200 activity mats and printable response pages, perfect for informally assessing skills and concepts.

What's Included in these Pattern Blocks Morning Tubs Activities?

There are work mats included for all year long!

  • 217 Work mats each mat is differentiated for 3 levels of play easy, medium, and challenging with a total of 651 work mats.
  • 7 different spinners that can be used for counting, addition, and subtraction
  • 12 different Math Exit tickets so that kids can record their learning
  • 8 Writing templates

When should I use them?

Anytime Tubs can be used anytime during the day. They can be used for Morning Work, Center Stations, or Fast Finishers. Differentiated so that students can use them to practice counting and one to one correspondence, addition with two addends, addition with three addends, subtraction. Optional exit tickets include skills such as tally marks, comparing numerals, recording equations, graphing. Optional writing templates are also included. SO MANY CHOICES and open ended ways to use this resource.

Why is hands on learning important?

"Kids learn through all their senses," says Ben Mardell, PhD, a researcher at Harvard University, "and they like to touch and manipulate things."  But more than simply moving materials around, hands-on activities activate kids' brains. According to Cindy Middendorf, educational consultant and author of The Scholastic Differentiated Instruction Plan Book (Scholastic, 2009), between the ages of four and seven, the right side of the brain is developing and learning comes easily through visual and spatial activities.

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What work mat topics are included?

  • Uppercase alphabet letters
  • Lowercase alphabet letters
  • Numeral mats from 0-30
  • Winter theme mats: hot chocolate, penguin, winter hat, winter tree, pinecone, snowflake
  • America theme mats: Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, fireworks, firecracker, star 1, star 2, star 3
  • Spring theme mats: bee, bird, birdhouse, blossom, bug, umbrella, watering can, tulip
  • Summer theme mats: anchor, crab, sandcastle, sailboat, fish, ice cream cone
  • Fall theme mats: apple, acorn, leaf, corn, owl, pumpkin
  • Farm animals: cat, cow, horse, donkey, chicken, dog, duck, turkey
  • Forest animals: fox, bear, deer, mouse, owl, porcupine, wolf
  • Zoo animals: giraffe, elephant, lion, gorilla, monkey, peacock, rhino
  • Transportation theme mats: helicopter, hot air balloon, jet, rocket, bicycle, bus, car, dump truck, train, scooter, sailboat, steamboat, submarine
  • 11 mosaic mats
  • 8 repeating pattern mats
  • Halloween theme: bat, spider, spider web, haunted house, witch's shoe
  • Thanksgiving theme: cornucopia, corn, turkey, Mayflower
  • Christmas theme: Christmas tree, holly berries, wreath, ornament 1, ornament 2, reindeer
  • New Year's Eve: balloon, fireworks, New Year's eve ball, party hat 1, party hat 2, party hat 3, noisemaker
  • Valentine's Day theme: heart, cupid, key, ring, rose
  • St. Patrick's Day theme: leprechaun, pot of gold, four leaf clover, rainbow
  • Easter theme: bunny, basket, basket 2, chocolate bunny, egg 1, egg 2, chick
  • Earth Day theme: Earth, recyle, plastic bottle, globe, plant
  • Cinco de Mayo theme: cactus 1, cactus 2, maraca, chili pepper, guitar

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.


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