There comes a time in grade 1 when tallying and counting by 5s and 10s gets serious. For that reason I print and laminate these posters 11x17 and line them up under the calendar. We tally everything and practice counting using authentic data, our birthdays, our lost teeth, the days at school and so on. Bring on the dry erase markers.
My colleagues are working on a space unit with their kindergarten students. You can find the post on our wiki here.
My students enjoyed the Toys in Space question; how would toys operate in zero gravity? Could you still play? How would the "game" have to be modified? There are a few different NASA videos using toys, my collection was slightly different (it was circa 2003!).
I have included further vocabulary support materials here.