Activities for MWS

Here are some new activities that I have put into our Math Work Stations (we are now working on the Quarter 2 Math Common Core Standards where the children need to compose and decompose numbers).

The children have 10 frames for the numbers 11-19.  They lay one 10 frame out and make two rows of 5 frames.  Next, they put the number cards (labeled 11-19) above each one of the 10 frames.  Finally, they put the corresponding number of cubes on the 10 frame (based upon the number that was on the card).  Here you can see some of the 10 frames laid out and the number cards (although the children are still working on putting the cubes on).  This is a great work station for a large table or floor area.

This game is called Roll A Pilgrim Boy and Girl.  I’ve posted a pumpkin and a scarecrow before.  The children roll a die and check the chart (I’ve posted that before as well) to see what shape corresponds with the number they have rolled.  They keep playing until one of the partners has filled up both shapes.

This is an addition box from Lakeshore.  The children spin the spinners and put that many ladybugs on each of the leaves.  They then add those numbers together and find the correct number answer.

I have now changed out all the MWS tubs once (from quarter 1 standards to quarter 2 standards).  It takes about two weeks to get everything changed out because I have 14 tubs.  Each day for 2 weeks or so, I introduce a new activity or game and then we all practice it large group before it goes into the tub.  It then stays there until the next quarters standards are ready to be taught.  It takes my students about three weeks to rotate all the way through the 14 tubs once, so they do each activity 2-3 times per quarter, but they are practicing the same skills in many different ways.

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on November 29, 2011, in Math Work Stations. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great ideas! Where can I find the ten frames graphic organizer????
    Would have those on hand daily!
    Nancy S.


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