K-2nd Math Enrichment
April 21st Math Enrichment,
Hello SHARE families! Hope everyone has been doing well and is staying healthy! This school year has been a blessing to get to know your children, I have loved my time with them! I am saddened by the year being cut short and the uncertainty that has come with it. I know these times have been hard, especially all of the changes for the children. I know all of us SHARE have been praying for you and your family since all of this started.
Kindergarten- This week will be a review of graphs. Pull out anything you did last week and review! Make a new graph using anything around the house; fruit, cereal, crayons, stuffed animals, cars, etc.. Get creative! I’ll be posting a new link just to give you something else to try!
First grade- Fractions continued! This week we will be looking at fractions again and really making sure the children have an understanding of fractions. If your child seems to not be understanding take a step back and go back to the beginning and start again! All children learn at his or her own pace and that’s ok! I’ll post a new link for fractions and feel free to revisit any of the links from last week.
Second grade- Fractions continued! This week we will be looking at fractions again and really making sure the children have an understanding of fractions. If your child seems to not be understanding take a step back and go back to the beginning and start again! All children learn at his or her own pace and that’s ok! I’ll post a new link for fractions and feel free to revisit any of the links from last week.
It is so sad that this is the end of our school year, but I hope you all have a safe and healthy summer!
April 14th Math Enrichment,
Hello SHARE families! Hope everyone had a blessed Easter!
Kindergarten- This week we are looking at learning how to read basic graphs! Graphing can be fun and easy! You don’t need much to teach graphing at home and I will provide a link to a few worksheets if you are interested in printing them out! There will also be a few links for using legos, UNO cards, cereal, and other things you may have on hand to help you teach your little ones how to graph!
First grade- This week we are looking at fractions! Fractions can easily be taught at home using anything you have on hand, they are usually part of our every day life whether we realize it or not. One of the links I am posting will take you to a blog about having your child make a fraction book, I highly encourage this! It will help them have a visual as they learn.
Second grade- This week we are looking at fractions! Some of your kids have probably already started learning about fractions, but if not no need to worry! This week can be a refresher or learning a whole new concept! The links I am posting will help give you ideas on what to use around the house to help teach fractions and will send you to a website to print off worksheets if needed.
I hope you all stay safe and healthy! Have a blessed week!
April 7th Math Enrichment
Hello SHARE families! Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy! We miss seeing your children every Tuesday and seeing their sweet friendships in class!
Kindergarten- This week I will be posting links to printables or ideas to help make adding and subtracting fun! Use these sheets and anything you have around the house to help your child complete addition and subtraction problems!
First grade- This week is for reviewing subtraction with two digit numbers! I will post a link for a fun game you can do inside to get them moving and still doing math! Use the links from last week if you need any other worksheets.
Second grade- This week is for reviewing subtraction with two digit numbers! I will post a link for a fun game you can do inside to get them moving and still doing math! Use the links from last week if you need any other worksheets.
Kindergarten links- https://www.simplykinder.com/free-printable-domino-addition/
First grade link- https://busytoddler.com/2018/09/post-it-math/
**Try doing this with larger numbers instead!**
Second grade link- https://busytoddler.com/2018/09/post-it-math/
**Try doing this with larger numbers instead!**
I encourage you to reach out with any questions you have! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Praying for all of you during this time! You all are on my mind constantly! Have a blessed week!
March 31st Math Enrichment
Hello SHARE families!! Hope everyone is doing well, staying healthy, and adjusting well to the changes! We all miss all of your children so much and hate that we can’t be together. I will continue to post my weekly plans here as a resource and guide for all of you!
Kindergarten- This week after looking back at number recognition last week we will put those numbers to use and do some adding. I am attaching a link to a website for printable worksheets for some basic addition problems. Use whichever sheet works best for your child and the way he/she learns! Also, try to incorporate basic addition in every day tasks. Or use anything around the house to make hands on addition facts! Just like last week, I encourage you to get creative!
First grade- This week we are moving on from adding two digit numbers to subtracting two digit numbers. The first two links I am adding at the bottom are for subtracting two digit numbers without regrouping. If you feel like your child is ready for subtraction with regrouping the last link is for a printable worksheet.
Second grade- This week we are moving on from adding two digit numbers to subtracting two digit numbers with and without regrouping. The links below will take you to a website to print off worksheets for these problems.
Kindergarten link- https://www.k5learning.com/free-preschool-kindergarten-worksheets/addition
I hope you all have a blessed week! Praying you and your families to stay healthy and safe! Please email me if you have any questions,
Have a blessed week!
March 24th Math Enrichment
Hello SHARE families! Wow, what a crazy time right now! We are all missing your children so much and praying that you are all staying healthy! We are doing our best to help your children to adjust to this situation! Below I have listed what my plan was for SHARE this week and links to help your help your children!
Kindergarten- In the two weeks leading up to Spring break we took some time to go back to the basics and focus on number writing and number recognition. My plan for this week was to look more at number recognition from 1-20, working on this will help the children recognize higher numbers and be able to match them to the pictures/objects. This is a simple activity that doesn’t require much; you can use pennies, pom poms, blocks, legos, cherrios, or anything along these lines. I will post some links to Pinterest for ideas or printables. I also would encourage you to get creative with this! Take ideas from Pinterest and make it work for your family! I understand printing pages isn’t always an option, so again be creative!!
1st grade- In the two weeks leading up to spring break we looked at greater than and less than, which all of the kids did great at! So the next week we moved onto adding two two digit numbers and regrouping! We looked at how to solve these problems in two ways; working the problem out to show all of our work and then we talked about how to add these numbers and how to carry numbers. My plan for this week was to work more on adding larger numbers and making sure the kids have a clear understanding of how to find the sum of larger numbers, with or without carrying numbers. I encourage you to have your children work on adding two digit numbers! I will attach a few links to pages you can print out for practice or if that is not an option, come up with your own problems for them to work on! Next week we can move onto subtracting two digit numbers. I will also be posting links for addition practice in case anyone is interested.
2nd grade- In the two weeks leading up to spring break we looked at greater than and less than, which all of the kids did great at! So the next week we moved onto adding two two digit numbers and regrouping! We looked at how to solve these problems in two ways; working the problem out to show all of our work and then we talked about how to add these numbers and how to carry numbers. My plan for this week was to work more on adding larger numbers and making sure the kids have a clear understanding of how to find the sum of larger numbers, with or without carrying numbers. I encourage you to have your children work on adding two digit numbers! I will attach a few links to pages you can print out for practice or if that is not an option, come up with your own problems for them to work on! Next week we can move onto subtracting two digit numbers.
**This puzzle only goes to 10, but still a great resource!**
**Such an easy activity that you can use anything instead of pompoms! Skip the tongs and use cheerios!**
1st grade link-
**Explore this website, there are tons of resources here!**
1st and 2nd grade link-
**Explore this website, there are tons of resources here!**
Again, we pray that you and your family stay healthy! If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please reach out and let me know, my email is
Have a blessed week!
January 21st Math Enrichment Summary
Today at SHARE we continued looking at Place Values. We used the sheet protectors and worked through several worksheets at had problems varying from finding the place value of the ones place to the value of the tens place and the value of the hundreds place. In second grade and both first grade classes we finished with finding place value of three digit numbers. In kindergarten we focused on the ones and tens place values. We worked through each problem as a class and many questions were asked! Next week we will start working on word problems!
Have a blessed week!
January 14th Math Enrichment Summary
Today at SHARE we learned about place value, how to find the place value in a number, and then we dove into writing them out. We talked about the ones place, tens place, and in a few classes we briefly talked about the hundreds place. We talked about how to draw out the cubes to represent each place value. We passed out the page protecters and dry erase markers and worked as a class to find the place value of numbers I gave them. After a few rounds of doing this I instructed the children to come up with their own number and write out the place value for it. The children showed me their work for each number before moving onto a new number. We will still be looking at place values next week!
Hope you blessed week!
January 7th Math Enrichment Summary
What a great day we had at SHARE today! It was so great to see all of your kids, to hear about their time during the break, and to start getting back into Math! We kept things fun today and had a Snowball fight with math problems! Each child started out with a snowball (crumpled paper) with a math problem written on it. They were to read the problem out loud, answer it, and crumple their paper again. After each child had a turn they threw their crumpled paper at their friends (this was the best part!) and got a new problem to solve! After a few rounds of this we moved on to Addition Bingo, the kids loved having to solve the problem that was read aloud and find it on their bingo card! It was a great first day back and I can’t wait to jump into place value next week with them!
**Reminder: Please return progress reports signed if you haven't already, thank you!**
Have a blessed week!
December 3rd Math Enrichment Summary
WOW! What a fun day we had at SHARE today! The kids played games, made crafts, had fun chatting with friends, and so much more! We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break!
There is no math homework for the break! I pray everyone has a fun and safe Christmas break! I can’t wait to hear all about it from the kids!
**Reminder: progress reports came home today in your child’s gift bag. Please sign and return them in their yellow folders in January!**
God bless you and your family!! See you in the new year!
November 19th Math Enrichment Summary
Today in class we talked about patterns again! This week though we made pattern turkeys! The kids had so much fun making their turkey their own and figuring out different patterns to make using the colored shapes supplied. There will be no SHARE next week and there will be no math homework over the break! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Have a blessed week!
November 11th Math Enrichment Summary
What a great day at SHARE! I was happy to be back with your children today! This week we focused on patterns! We talked about the different attributes of patterns- color, shapes, design, direction, size, and how many. We discussed 1:1, 1:2, 2:2 etc. options when doing patterns. Each child got two different colored sets of 10 cubes, they worked hard to create different patterns and tell me about each pattern they made and what attributes their pattern had! We also incorporated pattern shape blocks to add another aspect to our patterns! The children really loved adding in the shape blocks, we will definitely be pulling those back out! Next week we will continue looking at patterns, but with a fun Thanksgiving spin on it! Have a blessed week!
October 29th Math Enrichment Summary
There was such excitement at SHARE today! It was a great day of sharing costumes with friends and learning about weight. Today I brought out the bucket balance scale, cubes, candy corn, and little candy pumpkins! In each class we discussed and experimented with how much one candy pumpkin and candy corn weighed. We then experimented with different baggies filled with different amounts of candy corn and candy pumpkins to see which weighed more or how much more you needed of one kind candy to help balance out the scale. After doing this I passed out the cubes. The children worked as a team to add candy to one side of the scale then adding cubes to the other to balance the scale. The children then had to figure out if they would need to add one or remove one to help the balance. After this experiment we discussed different things (animals, trees, buildings, fruit, shoes, etc.) that would weigh differently and which would be heavier. At the end of the lesson the children had the chance to have a few pieces of candy corn (skittles for those with allergies)! It was another great day at SHARE! Have a blessed week!
October 1st Math Enrichment Summary
What a time we had at SHARE today! Today we talked about time, why we need it, clocks, how many seconds are in a minute, how many minutes are in an hour, and day and night. We have small learning clocks that the children were able to use and move the hands on, there was also a place for the children to write the time like a digital clock.
In both 1stgrade classes and 2ndgrade we used the clocks to learn what the numbers meant and what each hand meant. We then spent time with me giving the children a time to show on their clocks (with the clock face and on the digital clock), we even had time for a few children to give a time to put on the clocks. We spent the whole class focused on making sure they understood where to put their clock hands, how to find the minutes on the clock, and making sure they had a clear concept on how to write out the time.
In kindergarten we used the large clock face to discuss what the numbers meant and what each clock hand meant. After focusing on that for a bit and showing them a few different times they were able to use the small clocks and as a class we used the clocks to figure out a few different times. We stuck to doing only hourly times.
All of the classes really seemed to enjoy being able to touch the clock and move the hands themselves!
Please note, I will not be at SHARE next week, but Mrs. Christy has graciously agreed to step in and take care of your kids for me! I hope everyone has a great Fall Break and I can’t wait to see everyone on the 22nd!
Have a blessed week,
September 24th Math Enrichment Summary
Today in class we continued learning about money! In both 1st grade classes each child was given a bag with $15.80 of play money. The children removed the money and we took time for them to count the bills and the change. After that I asked the children for ideas on what we could buy with our money if we went to the store. I was given different items (bread, fruits, eggs, etc.) and amounts for each item. The children then took out the amount per item and placed it back in the bag. At the end of the activity we discussed saving some of our money to use for another time. We then moved onto letting the children write their own money math equations on the board and solving them.
In 2nd grade each child was given a bag with $15.80 of play money. The children removed the money and we took time for them to count the bills and the change. After that I asked the children for ideas on what we could buy with our money if we went to the store. I was given different items (bread, fruits, eggs, etc.) and amounts for each item. The children then took out the amount per item and placed it back in the bag. At the end of the activity we discussed saving some of our money to use for another time. I then passed out $20.00 more dollars to each child and we pretended to go to a different store and buy different items (blanket, legos, hot wheels, etc.). After “buying” a few items, we ran into not having the correct bills to buy our next item, we then discussed how to make “change” with a $20 bill.
In kindergarten we started our lesson off with reciting a poem about coins. Then each child was given a paper with columns for pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Each table was given some of each coin, mixed in the center. Each child was to pick three of each coin and place them in the correct column. We worked through what each coin looked like and which column to place them in. We then played a game of me asking them to find a certain coin, hide it, and reveal it to me to test their knowledge of what the coins look like. They did great! All of the classes had fun being able to touch the money and the older kids loved pretending to shop!
Next week we start looking at time; learning what a clock face looks like and the numbers on the clock!
Have a blessed week!
Septmber 17th Math Enrinchment Summary
Today at SHARE we talked about money! We looked at how much different coins and bills are worth, we talked about money from other countries and how their money looks different and is worth more or less than ours in the United States. We read the book “Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday” by Judith Viorst. After reading the book we discussed who much Alexander had, what he spent his money on, and how he spent his money wasn’t very wise. The children all got to look at some play money that we have that looks almost real! Next week, we will bring the play money back out, we will “spend” money at a store, and come up with math problems with our money.
In both first grade classes and second grade the children did a math sheet showing a few problems with how much money was spent to buy certain things. We went over each problem and the children were given the opportunity to answer their problems before we went over the answers as a class.
In kindergarten we sang a few songs to help us learn and remember how much each coin is worth. The children loved the songs so much, we sang them a few times!
Can’t wait to dive into learning more about money next week!
Have a blessed week!
September 10th Math Enrichment Summary
We had a great day at SHARE! Today we focused on solving math problems using mathlink cubes! These cubes were a great manipulative for the children to use, it helped to be able to see and feel the math!
In both 1stgrades and 2ndgrade the children were given the clear pocket sheets, 25 cubes, and were told to come up with their own addition or subtraction problems using the cubs then solving the problem with the cubes. We did this activity for about 15-20 minutes. After that, I would write a problem on the board and then the children copied it down then solved the problem using the cubes to show their answer. If we had enough time at the end of class, I allowed the children to come to the board one at a time and write a problem for their classmates to answer.
In kindergarten the children were given 10 cubes. I wrote problems on the board and then children gave their answers using the cubes. I showed them how adding or taking away cubes could get us to the correct answer to the problem.
Next week we will dive into learning about money! Have a blessed week!
September 3rd Summary for Math Enrichment
Today was a great day at SHARE!
In both first grade and second grade classes we reviewed numbers by using a worksheet in the clear pocket folders using dry erase markers again. Our sheet today had 100 boxes, some of the boxes were already filled with numbers so the children had to fill in the empty boxes with the correct number in the correct order! After each student was done he or she had to circle every even number on their page. Since the numbers were from 1-100 it took almost all of our class times. If your child went home with one of the number sheets today- it is not homework, it is just practice! You do not have to return it, so please take this opportunity to help your child write their numbers and practice recognizing even numbers.
In kindergarten we also reviewed numbers with a worksheet, our worksheet today had missing numbers and a dot to dot activity. We started off by reviewing our numbers from 1-20, then we used the number lines on the sheet to recognize the numbers. A few of the students finished and were eager to help their classmates with their sheets! It was so fun to see them working together and encouraging one another!
Next week we will be looking at numbers counting by fives and tens and using manipulatives to make groupings! Hope you all have a blessed week! Please remember to check your child’s yellow folder, remove all paperwork for the next week, and return the folder to SHARE, thank you! God bless!
We had another fun and busy day at SHARE! This week we continued with reviewing facts and refreshing our minds!
In the 1st and 2nd grade classes we played a game we called “Post it” math! Each child was given a post it note with a number written on it then a math problem was written on the board and the children had to solve the problem and figure out if their post it had the answer. If their post it was the answer, they were to raise their hand and say the answer for the class to hear! We started with addition problems and then moved onto subtraction problems. We then moved onto the next activity of the day where each child was given a clear page protector and a dry erase marker. Each child was then given instructions to write the number I gave them in the center of their page then they were to write different math problems that equal to the number they were given. The children had so much fun figuring out the different problems, then using their own number to make problems, or just writing down any math problems. We had a blast!
In kindergarten we identified numbers in the fish bowls on the pages that were in their folders, we then went bowl by bowl and the children drew the correct number of fish in each bowl. After we finished our fish bowl sheet we moved onto reviewing addition problems where each child had a chance to answer multiple problems!
Next week in all classes we will be learning about money! How much each coin is worth, the names of the coins, we will learn how much bills are worth in the 1st and 2nd grade, and talking about using money to purchase items in stores! Have a blessed week!
August 20th, 2019
We had a great first day in 1st and 2nd grades! We started by getting to know each other’s names. Then we played a fun dice game in which we rolled a dice and answered the questions on the paper! We got to hear about favorite animals, favorite colors, and a few more favorites! After that we worked on some fun math basics with addition and subtraction! We had an inflatable math ball and each child got a turn with and was able to answer simple addition or subtraction questions! The children loved catching the ball and answering the math problems!
In kindergarten we had fun answering questions about a few of our favorite things then we took time counting dice, I would take a few away and have a child come up and count the remaining dice! They had so much fun walking up and being able to see what they were counting! We also took time to count to 30 and we talked about even and odd numbers! The children had so much fun and it was a great day!
Can’t wait to see all of you next week!