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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Clothespin Color Matching, Counting and Addition Center

Clothespins come in handy at home for this or that but in my classroom they mean serious business. This week I am using my new clothespin center to reinforce color recognition, color words, counting and addition/subtraction concepts.
First I printed and laminated the color word cards on cardstock. I cut them out and used them for our read the room activity. I used wood clothespins and colored on them with markers, for white I used white tape that I had. I intentionally did not make any blue clothespins to practice adding/subtracting zero. This seems to be easy for some and hard for others.

We then matched all of the clothespins to the correct card and counted them.

We recorded how many clothespins were on each card.

After recording the numbers we moved onto adding 2 cards together and filling in the addition problems on the recording sheet. The students did so well, I was impressed by how much attention they paid to the counting and recording sheet. For my lower students I know this helped to solidify the addition concept and for my higher students it was good practice!

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