First grade centers to keep your students engaged and learning during center time while you’re instructing your small groups in math and ELA. These literacy centers and math centers are perfect for your February lesson plans!
This bundle of fun Valentines Day, Groundhogs Day and Presidents Day center rotations provide first grade students with an opportunity to practice math skills and literacy skills through independent work.
There are 2 versions of each center activity. The center cards can be printed with color ink or there is a black ink-only option, as well. There are a variety of activities to meet the needs of your students throughout the school year.
FEBRUARY FIRST GRADE CENTERS
Toothy Blends – Students practice beginning l, r, & s blends.
Sleepy Groundhog Endings– Students practice using ending l, r & s blends. Students will write the word and draw a picture to match.
Sweet Vowels – A great activity for a pocket chart center! Students sort pictures by the sounds of short o, oo and oi.
Washington’s Words– Students will unscramble the letters to build the sight word. Students will write the sight word and use one sight word in a sentence.
Brushing Away Bossy R- Students say the word and add or, er, or ar to complete the word.
Lovebug Compound Words– Students match two words together to make a compound word.
Sentences for February – There are 4 weeks worth of sentence work! Students read the sentence and identify the correct picture. Then, they practice writing the sentence on their response sheet.
February Syllables – Students determine the number of syllables in each picture.
Adding Up Candy Hearts– Students count the pictures to create and solve the addition equations within 20.
Fact Families– Students are given 3 numbers and they write the four facts to make a fact family.
Toothy Measures- Students use the cubes to measure the dental objects.
Toothy Measures with a ruler- Students use the ruler to measure the objects by inches.
Making 50– Students will count the ten frames and add more snowballs to make 50.
Counting Lincolns- Students look at the number given and count on by 5s.
Subtracting Groundhogs- Students will count the groundhogs being subtracted then write an equation with the difference.
PREDICTABLE CENTER ACTIVITIES
These predictable first grade centers are ideal for any classroom because the activities do not have to be retaught month-after-month. The students can apply their new knowledge to the same activities, with different themes each month.
Each first grade center has a recording sheet that can be used for tracking student progress during these independent activities.
These are purposely predictable 1st grade math and literacy center activities and they are EASY PREP! Plus, each activity is standards aligned.
Included in each month of first grade learning centers:
- 8 first grade literacy centers (colored & black and white versions)
- 8 first grade math centers (colored & black and white versions)
- Recording sheet for each activity
- Each center has 9-12 task cards for extra practice
- “I Can” cards to help build student independence
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