Next week my class will be exploring construction, engineering, and inventors. In our live zooms, we will be reading and learning about inventors focusing on Black inventors like Garret Morgan and Patricia Bath. Our recorded read alouds will be focused on construction vehicles and have simple lessons after reading like this simple preschool math lesson plan using construction vehicles. For my multi-age class, this addresses my younger students’ interests and abilities and is sound reinforcement for my older preschoolers. This counting activity is great for math centers as well.
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Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo is one of the few books we have bought twice. Our first copy was so well-loved that we knew that it would be immediately replaced when it could not be read anymore. This book is embedded in my brain (and heart) because both my children have gone through a phase where it’s their absolute favorite. The book takes readers through different vehicles like fire trucks, rescue helicopters, and of course, bulldozers. The text is repetitive and will get stuck in your head for days, but it’s OK because your kids will recite it along with you.
Vehicle Math Activity
This preschool math lesson is so quick to set up. Here is how you do it!
Gather your materials. You will need the free printables ( download here), number magnets, some self-adhesive magnets ( use this affiliate link to get my absolute favorite ones), scissors, and a cookie sheet or magnetic board.
Start by printing out the free printables and cutting them in half.
Time to learn. Read the book first, and then ask the students to help you count the wheels!
Check out the video below to see how I plan to teach it.
You can also use them for your math center. Just make sure you have number of magnets available for your students.
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