Anyone else out there having sinus/allergy issues?! I can barely breathe as I'm sitting here typing... this Texas weather is getting the best of me! All I'm sayin' is it's a good thing you can't hear me talk because I'm sounding all kinds of raspy :) Anyways...
I love to teach multiplication for several reasons...
1. 2nd graders think they are BIG kids so they stay focused!
2. We just have to teach the concept in 2nd grade
3. You can hear a pin drop in my classroom when they are multiplying and that NEVER happens!
We started the week off learning how to multiply by zero and one. I made these quick anchor charts so that the students could reference them throughout the week.
My kiddos also did a little note-taking in their math spirals about these 2 rules.
And, we used my Multiplication Freebie to sort some facts! Such a great introduction to these 2 rules!
Today we made this little flapbook from my Multiplication Situations Unit. I let my kiddos pick which facts they were going to include in their flap-book.
That activity and lots more can be found HERE!
Do y'all teach a Robert Munsch author study?! I seriously LOVE his books, especially at the end of the year when we are reviewing/having fun. Last year I made this little unit to use while teaching it, and that made my planning this year SO much easier!
Today we read Aaron's Hair and did a little problem/solution:
And, if his books aren't cute enough already, he has this AWESOME website where you can listen to HIM read the books. He's SOOOOO much more entertaining to listen to than me. And, the timing is perfect since I am getting close to having no voice. I just show my kiddos the books as he reads along.. LOVE!
You can check out the activities above and more HERE!
I'm off to rest so that I can actually function tomorrow at work! Have a wonderful evening!