Is November as hectic in your building as it is in mine? In Jersey, we kick off the start of the month with the NJ Teachers Convention- which means two days off of school. This is followed by Veterans Day which then leads into a set of four half days for Parent-Teacher Conferences and closes out the month with Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Tons of days off coupled with tons of extra responsibilities! When I feel like I’m getting a bit overwhelmed at the thought, I try to find the fun I can infuse into the classroom.
One of my students favorite November activities over the years has been this Gobble Gobble Turkey Count Math activity!
I love the hands on nature of the activity and the kiddos love the sweet little turkeys! I adore Math because you can show answers and methods in more than one way. This is particularly useful in Kindergarten as we are constantly working on number sense.
The feathers show numbers in numeral, tally mark, number word, fingers, and ten frames. With greater practice, the kiddos develop stronger subatizing skills.
Colors are vibrant, learning is happening, and it’s ENGAGING! Snag your copy of this fun Thanksgiving Math Center here!
I like to use them first in Math Centers with a paraprofessional. Then I transition them to Independent Math Centers and finally I place them in Morning Tubs.
How will you use these darling little turkeys in your classroom?
Keep you head in the clouds!