November is such a great time of year! Sure, it can be busy, but hey, what month isn’t? Not only do we have a few days off from school throughout the month (hooray!), but it also marks the beginning of the holiday season for most of us. And there is a lot to celebrate in November! There are so many great November activities for our kindergarten students.
At the beginning of the month, we might teach our young learners about Election Day with activities like this emergent reader. Next comes Veteran’s Day, where we can use this emergent reader to discuss the special day and this craft to celebrate. And then of course, we have Thanksgiving towards the end of the month, where we take time to be grateful for all that we have and to spend time with our loved ones. At Thanksgiving time, I love to do fun crafts like this handprint turkey craft and thankful turkey activity to help my young students identify the most important things in their lives.
As you can see, there are so many good November themes for kindergarten. I love to incorporate all of these themes into my centers so that my students feel like they’re celebrating all month long! Our November Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten are jam-packed with fall-themed and Thanksgiving-themed math and literacy centers for kindergarten that your students will love. And if you’re looking to bring November into your science curriculum, these November science experiments are a great addition.
November Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten
You will receive 20 math centers for kindergarten and 20 literacy centers for kindergarten, all fall and Thanksgiving-themed! These centers can be used as just that, centers, or for whole group work, small group review, or even sent home for extra practice.
Your students will love practicing their math and literacy skills with these hands-on, engaging math and literacy centers that are full of bright and cheerful clipart. Not only are these fall-themed math and literacy centers perfect for kindergarten, but we also make them for pre-K and first-grade classrooms as well! Some people like to purchase multiple grade levels of the centers so they have tons of differentiation options for their students.
Want to know the very BEST part about these centers? Each month, the category and style of the center remain the same, with only the theme and skill changing. This means that after a few weeks of using these centers, your students will be familiar with the routine and you’ll be loving the fact that you’re not hearing the question “what are we supposed to do again?”
Inside you’ll find:
In LITERACY you will receive 4 weeks of:
- Pocket Chart & Match-up Centers
- Poetry Centers
- Write & Wipe and Puzzle Centers
- Write the Room Centers
- Writing Center Activities
Adding up to 20 total literacy centers!
In MATH you will receive 4 weeks of:
- Dice Centers
- Match-up and Puzzle Centers
- Partner Games
- Write and Wipe Centers
- Write the Room Centers
Giving you 20 total math centers!
That amounts to a grand total of 40 fall-themed math and literacy centers to use this November. Your kindergarten students will love the variety and will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re learning!
Math Skills Covered
- Graphing, 3D Shapes, Capacity, Coins, Number Order, Equal Groups, Number Bonds, Skip Counting, Number Words, One More/One Less, Measuring Weight… and more!
Literacy Skills Covered
- Writing, Poetry, Sequencing, Sight Words, Onset & Rime, Letter ID, Beginning Sounds, Rhyming, Characters, Ending Sounds, Nouns, Segmenting… and more!
Using the November Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten
If you’re using the monthly math and literacy centers for the first time, it can seem a little daunting. I mean, 40 centers is A LOT of centers! Here are some suggestions to help you:
- After you purchase the November Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten, prep and plan out the centers the month before. If you own our year-long bundle of monthly math and literacy centers for kindergarten, you’ll have SO many centers that you won’t know what to do with them all. Take it a month at a time.
- Look through the centers and print what you want to use. Separate into piles of what needs copying, laminating, cutting, etc. Tackle that as you can. These laminating sheets work well and we love this laminator. We’ve used these dice or these foam ones for even more QUIET!
- Depending on how you organize your centers, you might want to give your students all of the options for the entire month, or you might want to break it down into four(ish) weeks. You could have one center for dice games, one for partner games, etc. Or if you do math and literacy centers at the same time, you can pick and choose which ones to use where and when and rotate as you see fit.
- Introduce the directions ahead of time and model using the centers for your students. Set clear expectations for each type of center.
- Most importantly: have fun! These centers are a surefire way to engage your students in learning, laughing, and having fun all throughout the month of November.
November Literacy Centers for Kindergarten
Pocket Chart and Match-Ups
These activities are designed to be used in a pocket chart center, where students can move around the pieces, but this can also be done on the floor or a table. Students can practice sequencing the steps of cooking a turkey, putting together sentences, onset & rime, and reading high-frequency words.
Are you always searching for good, age-appropriate poetry for your young students? I love these four poems (3 November poems and 1 nursery rhyme) because they help our students fall in love with the patterns and rhymes of poetry in a kid-friendly way. Use the poetry journal, notebook poems, and pocket chart poem activities to teach each poem and practice other language skills, like high-frequency words and comprehension.
Write & Wipe and Puzzles
With two write-and-wipe activities and two puzzles, these centers are perfect for laminating and pulling out year to year. Using a dry erase marker, students can practice their upper and lowercase letters, beginning sounds, and sight words. Plus, they can have fun building puzzles while reviewing onset & rime and rhyming words.
Write the Room
Write the room activities are some of my favorite activities for the kindergarten classroom! Students love being able to leave their desks and move around the classroom independently, and I love that it’s an easy way to review skills. These November write the room centers cover skills like nouns, segmenting cvc words, and identifying ending sounds.
It is so important to have an engaging writing center for your students to work independently or with classmates. With four different writing card topics and tons of different writing page options, your students can have new words and topics to write about every week during November. Or introduce them all at the beginning of the month and let them go wild! Either way, your students will love writing with Thanksgiving food words, family and friends words, then and now words, and woodland animal words this month! I love to put the cards on rings so that they stay together, but a pocket chart or basket works great too.
November Math Centers for Kindergarten
These games are exactly what they sound like, games to play with dice! How easy is that? These centers include a Color by Code activity, a Roll and Cover game, a Roll and Graph game, and a Build a Turkey activity. Some of the games, like the roll and graph, come with paper die to build and use. Others can be used with just a plain ol’ regular die! The roll and cover game can be printed and laminated to use over and over, or use the roll and “color” option instead for each child to complete.
Match-Ups and Puzzles
Match-up activities can be done in a pocket chart, on a table, or on the floor. Whatever works for you! These match-ups and puzzles are also great to laminate if you want to use them again. Your students will love practicing making numbers, sorting heavy and light objects, and identifying coins and 3D shapes with these November math centers.
We all need to play with friends sometime, right? These partner games are easy to set up and can be played in pairs. Your students can work together to play a Race to 10 game, a matching card game, a Spin, Add, and Cover game, and a Turkey Spin and Race board game. They will be having so much fun that they won’t even realize they are practicing several math skills like identifying number words, 3D shapes, and adding.
Write and Wipe
Write and wipe games are meant to be laminated or placed in a page protector to be used over and over again. The kids always love getting to use the dry erase markers. With these November math write and wipe centers, your kindergarten students can practice equal groups, number bonds, skip counting, and 3D shapes, all with just a marker and eraser!
Write the Room
This November, get your students moving with these interactive write the room centers! Covering skills like measuring capacity, identifying coins, number order, and 3D shapes, your students will love exploring the room while practicing their math. Here’s a tip: if you can’t make write the room work in your classroom, use the write the room cards in a basket or on a ring and use them as task cards in a center instead! The recording sheets can be used whether the kids are walking around or seated at a table.
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Have a gobble-y good time with your kindergartners as you dive into these November math and literacy centers!