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Pumpkin Number Freebies!


It's Thursday.... it's Fall... yet down here in Texas, you wouldn't know by the 93 degree temps outside!  (I'm trying to be really patient to bust out my sweaters and booties for Fall!)
 
We did manage to have a pretty good cold front come through today though.... which may explain the unusual crazy wild behavior lately (and don't forget the full moon we had earlier this week!)

We are in week 9 of school (yes.... already!) and we are finally trucking along at a pretty consistent rate and *finally* into a good routine down here in Kinder World!

After working with students, small groups, one-on-one, analyzing student assessments and observing independent work.... it's safe to say that I officially have my students figured out and where I need to go (academically) to get these sweet babies truckin' through Kindergarten!

I posted about my most recent RTI pack (Mission Intervention - Alphabet Recognition and Identification) but with fall officially here... I can't help but throw in some themed-learning/intervention!  

Working with my math groups, I wanted to create some pumpkin-themed activities BUT .... make it beneficial for learning AND fun!  So.... I whipped up a few activities that I wanted to share with you (and if you hang around till the end.... you can grab them too!)



Let's take a look in detail;



These pumpkin picture cards include cards with 1 - 10 pumpkins.  

Options (but not limited to!)
1. simply count the pumpkins!
2.  Teacher calls a number - students find a pumpkin cards with more/less/equal to the teacher's number.
3.  Match the pumpkin picture with the number cards (next picture!)




I also use these number cards to help with the next activity:


I created FOUR different pumpkin number mats.  Each includes numbers 1-10, just in different variations on the mat.

You can either call out a number, or use the number cards to call out a number.  Students will need to identify that number that you call out and cover it on their mat.  We just use unifix cubes, but small erasers, pumpkin seeds, whatever you want!



The pumpkin to fill up first or with the most cubes "wins".  
Again, you can vary this up as well and say, " find a number more than ____"  or "less than ____"
Feel free to match it to what your students need most!


Last but not least.... these little pumpkin wagons are great for building the number!


I have included mats for numbers 1-10 as well as the pumpkins!  

Students will just pick a number wagon mat and represent the number using the pumpkins (or orange cubes if you don't want to cut out the pumpkins!)


The best part.... you can grab all of these pumpkin activities for FREE:




Have a great week!!

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