I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share some tidbits from my week. Head on over and join the party!
The next day we took it a little further, and they had to come up with the story problem, the picture, the labels, the "____ groups of ____" statements, and the multiplication sentence. I walked around the room and chose several students to go to the front of the room and share theirs with the class. The students got SO upset if I didn't pick them!
I think they did a fabulous job. How do you teach multiplication?
Each partner pair had two dice to roll. If they rolled a 3 and a 6, they added them together to make 9. Then they multiplied by 10 to make 90 and wrote 90 on their board in the points box. If they roll two 1's, then they rolled Snake Eyes and lose ALL their points. They loved, loved, loved it! I had one partner pair get Snake Eyes twice. They were laughing as it happened. It's such an easy game to set up and play, and the kids don't realize that they are learning and reviewing. It's a win-win!
Well, this week they beat me one day. Of course, I was very dramatic and played it up. They loved it, especially when I acted so hurt and sad that I had lost.
Because they won, they got a one-minute party. Yep, just one minute. I chose to introduce them to the Crazy Frog Song that my girls, Mina and Seora, in Korea had loved. I still remember them dancing to it this day.
Well, it was a HUGE hit. I have never seen such big smiles. I was dancing too!
And here it is....the Crazy Frog Song. Have you seen it?
How was your week? Aren't you glad it's the weekend? And am I the only one who is already looking forward to Thanksgiving?