Coming back in the middle of the week always takes a little adjusting. My kiddos came in today with tons of positive energy and motivation to conquer the next quarter with a renewing attitude and determination!
One thing about the next nine weeks is that we jump right into the black hole of multiplication and division o_O If you are an educator you know how much endurance is needed at this time. I am up to 3 cups of coffee all before 9am!
"memorizing" and "recalling" multiplication facts as finally found its end and now actually learning facts and having the foundational knowledge of how numbers work is the magic potion! Children hit that wall of frustration right off the bat when you mention the word "facts" and "multiplying." I came up with a power point presentation that allows children to learn facts but do some exercising as well! We all know that moving gets our brain juices going! Click The coffee mug below to get the presentatioN!. I play upbeat music in the back ground while students stand up in their own space and I press play! It is that easy!
Today i spent time going over reasoning strategies and how to actually know the facts instead of just memorizing them. I even joined in at the end of the presentation, because let me repeat myself: 3 coffees....all before 9am!
Please leave me feedback or other fun strategies that you have used with your amazing little ones! ENJOY :)