Hey all and thank you so much for hopping over to see me! Today I will be sharing all about my brand new Pre-K centers! These centers have been on my list forever and to finally be able to bring them to you makes me so happy! I get emailed a lot from Pre-K teachers that are desperate for appropriate Pre-K materials! I think Pre-K teachers are complete SAINTS to start with to work with out littlest learners but then to constantly take kinder curriculum and knock it down a few notches– well they are SUPER SAINTS!
In today’s post, I will take you through the first 9 of the center packets! I will also be hosting a Pre-K giveaway at the end of the post so be sure to keep an eye out for that!
Before I get too far into the post, I would like to take a couple of moments and explain these centers and the range of students that can benefit from them! The Pre-K themed literacy and math centers bundle included 25 themes and a total of 250 centers WOOT!!!! Each of the themed center packets include 5 literacy centers and 5 math centers! Each of the centers come with an “I Can” card, recording sheet and a self-check sheet! Along with these included sheets, each bundle also comes with teacher observation check lists! This is perfect for teachers and aides that need documentation for student work!
What is included?
– 25 THEMED packets
– 125 total literacy centers
– 125 total math centers
– 5 Pre-K LITERACY centers and 5 Pre-K MATH centers per theme. That is 10 centers per theme!
– Themes include: hands-on centers, recording sheets, teacher checklist skill trackers, “I can” cards and self-checking sheets!
The Pre-K centers are not just for Pre-K students! Let’s take a quick walk through kindergarten! Have you ever had a kiddo or group of kiddos that just struggle through the year… the rest of the class is on CVC words and they are still working to master their alphabet. It’s at no fault of their own but they just aren’t able to keep up! As teachers we work hard to provide fun activities for all of our kiddos but if they aren’t able to use the kinder centers then what do we do? These centers are PERFECT for these kiddos! It’s important that I note that the only place Pre-K” is mentioned is on the cover! None of the student material is listed with Pre-K! Along with kinder students, ELL and SPED students across the grade levels can also benefit greatly from these centers! All kiddos love learning and especially when the material they are learning with is on their level!
Now before you get too far into the post– I have a video for you! Sometimes we are more auditory learners than visual! I hope this video helps to show the centers in action along with explaining them!
I surveyed the Facebook group to make sure I was covering the most common themes in the bundle! Below you can view the full list of the 25 centers!
What themes are included?
Now let’s head into each of the center themes! Up first is Colors!
Colorful Letter Match- in this activity the students will match the two parts of each letter. Students can self-check their work by creating the colorful objects. Students also have the check-it sheet to make sure they have the correct answers! Students will follow up with a recording sheet!
A Box of Rhymes- in this activity the students will have the “I can” card to guide them in sorting the crayons to the correct rhyming crayon box. Students will follow up with a recording sheet!
Radiant writing mats- students will practice writing and/or building their letters. Students can use dry-erase markers, playdoh, wikki stix, etc!
Rainbow Bright Names- students will sort the letters for the ones that are and are not in their names! Students can use the name plate as a reference!
A Box of Numbers- in this activity the students will work on sorting the crayons by using their subitizing skills!
The Colors Themed Literacy and Math cents are part of the bundle but for a *limited time* I have released this a solo packet! This is perfect for Kinder teachers wanting a set to start the year off in K! This packet also works great for SPED and ELL classrooms! You can snag the individual Color themed centers for $5 by clicking HERE or on the image below!
Let’s get into the next set of centers! Let’s take a look at the School Cats centers! Above I mentioned that each set of centers comes with checklists! Below you can see an example of the checklists! These are great for tracking student mastery of the skills covered in each set!
Beginning Sound Button Sort- in this center the students will work on the beginning sounds of letters: A-F. The students will sort the buttons onto each mat. The mat has both capital and lowercase letters to assist in recognizing the letter!
Colorful Clip It- the students will be matching the color word with each shoe!
Rocking Rhymes- students will match the rhyming pairs and follow-up with a recording sheet!
Groovy Button Sort- students will sort the buttons onto the correct mats! There are several mats included that work on sorting by color, shape and number of holes!
Nifty Number Sense- students will work on matching the shoes using their number sense! There are two versions included (fingers and ten frames). You can put out just the numbers your kiddos are working on and then save the rest for later into the year!
Buttoning Up Numbers- students will roll the dot cube or number cube and place the matching number of “buttons” onto the mat! You also have the option to use a differentiated cube with the included number cards!
Up next are the Apple themed centers and I’ll be sharing an easy way to organize the centers as well! I have decided to store my centers these awesome poly envelopes! They are $15 for 24 on amazon! You can snag them in a variety of colors and store 2 or more centers in each! Below you can see how the center fits perfect into each envelope!
Sortin’ Apples- in this center the students will sort letters and numbers! There is an “I Can” card, self check sheet and recording sheet!
That’s right! Check out the price break down below!
You can snag these centers for your Kinder-PreK-ELA-SPED students below clicking HERE or on the link below!
Above I mentioned a giveaway and it’s TIME!!! I am giving away a goody pack of items PERFECT for these centers! The giveaway is a $50 value and I’ll be choosing a winner at the end of the week! Click below to enter!
Enter the giveaway here!
If you haven’t yet joined our awesome teacher collaboration Facebook group, you can do so by clicking HERE or on the image below! We are a group of PreK-2nd grade educators and like to talk all things TEACHING! We would love to have you join us!