Sunday, November 16, 2014

Math Lesson - "Making Patterns with a Theme" for Pre-K and Kinder

by Kathryn Garcia

Nothing freshens up the practice of a familiar skill than using a seasonal theme.  Making Patterns can be more than just a practice of AB, ABB, AAB, ABC order.  Using the themes in these sets gives little ones practice with more than just colors and shapes.  In some of the differentiated options, a good bit of visual discrimination is needed to know what comes next.
Add in another layer of primary skills with a color, cut and paste version for classwork or homework.
Keep an extra set of all of the cute pictures (thank you, TpT clipartists) for each theme to use in other ways.  Make your own patterns, scoop out a handful of pictures and graph them, or use in number sense practice.  
I have 2 sets of ‘Making Patterns” sets in my Made For Learning store at TpT. 
Set A for fall has these themes: Apples, Pumpkins, Leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Christmas set pictured here.
Set B for spring has these themes:  Snowmen, Valentines, Plants, Flowers, Easter and Butterflies.
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