Numbers and Counting for Preschool

This math unit is the perfect way to help preschoolers master key concepts with numbers 1-10. Through the use of printables/worksheets, activities, awesome hands on centers, and more, children are sure to learn all about numbers. This works for whole and small group. It is a curriculum that has been made for pre-k or intervention kindergarteners. Lesson plans, parent letters, assessments and trackers are included!
I just finished my second unit of Pencils & Play Learning Curriculum, and I wanted to give you an in depth look! This unit is all about numbers 1-10. We dive deep into number identification, number formation, counting sets of objects, creating sets of objects, five frames, and ten frames. By the end of this 165 page unit, children are sure to have a solid number sense foundation.

Keep reading to find out exactly what you get with this download.

Teaching Colors to Preschoolers

As a teacher turned homeschool mom to my preschool aged son, I knew it was time for me to start compiling all of the things we do all day long, and turn them into a curriculum for you! With insight and knowledge of both the classroom and homeschool, the Pencils & Play Learning Curriculum was thought out and planned in a way that it could be used in either setting.

Fall Academic Sensory Bins

Fall themed academic sensory bins. Stimulate children’s senses while improving phonics and math skills with these hands on sensory bin activities. Great for fine motor skills and teaching children how to learn through play! This bunch of sensory bins practices uppercase letter identification, lowercase letter identification, shapes, numbers 1-10 and ten frames. They also practice sorting, matching and building!

Are you looking for ways to take your centers to a whole new level? Sensory bins are a way to stimulate senses while also teaching valuable academic and developmental skills! I've created five fall themed sensory bins that are sure to be a hit with your little learners!

Math Centers for the Year

Hands on kindergarten math centers for the entire year. Engaging activities to teach number sense, number identification, ten frames, counting on, addition, subtraction and more!

Are you ready to have an entire school year's worth of hands on math centers? As a general education turned special education teacher, I have seen first hand how important hands on activities are. That is why I have created a year long math centers bundle! Below is a detailed look at everything check it out!

Phonics Centers for the Entire Year!

Engaging and hands on centers that cover a years worth of kindergarten phonics lessons. Some skills include letter sounds, CVC words, digraphs, vowels, rhymes, letter ID and more!

As a general education turned special education teacher, I have seen hands on activities help all levels of learners. I'm about to share with you a true labor of Phonics Centers for the Year Bundle! This bundle includes 35 WEEKS WORTH OF KINDERGARTEN PHONICS CENTERS! That's right, 35 weeks! That is enough centers to last you an entire school year. I worked so hard to create fun and engaging activities that cover a variety of key kindergarten phonics skills. If you want an in depth look at what this bundle entails, keep reading!

5 Ways for Teachers to Make the Most Out of School Breaks

Teacher tips for making the most out of school breaks. Utilizing our time off, getting chores down and recharging so we don't suffer from teacher burn out

As teachers we are so incredibly lucky to have breaks from work. I feel like I am always looking forward to the next break, and then it comes....and's over! If you're anything like me you create this crazy to-do list for each break, and you either spend the entire time doing annoying chores OR you do none of it and feel incredibly guilty. So after many many breaks like this, I've finally found a happy medium. Here are my 5 quick tips for making the most of your school breaks.

Differentiated Sight Word Folders

Fun and hands on differentiated sight word work for centers, small groups or whole class. Great for any sight word list, so it works across multiple grades: kindergarten, first grade, second grade and more!

Sight words account for up to 75% of the words used in children's books. Learning to read sight words with automaticity helps build strong readers because they will be able to identify majority of the words in a text, before having to apply any phonetic knowledge. 

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