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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Math Facts

Wahoo! It's been a busy, exciting, warm (97 degrees :() first couple days of school. My kiddos are darling! They are anxious to learn, full of energy and supported by great parents. I am so looking forward to getting them into a routine and jumping right into the curriculum fun!! We worked on our basic facts this afternoon and while the kids were playing Monkey Math with their partners... I heard a couple of them say, "I can't believe 2nd grade is so fun! We get to play games!" Her partner replied, "Yeah! but, we are learning about math!"
Just what I want... them to understand that math CAN be fun! I've posted Monkey Math on TpT if anyone is interested. There are 2 sets.... one is working with 1 die and working with facts 0-12. The other set is harder with 2 dice and facts from 0-18. The kids work on both addition and subtraction. I plan to send them home for homework also. I can't wait to over hear the response when homework becomes 'fun' ,too :)

Hope your first days have been successful also! Anyone else have sore feet after a summertime of flip flops! Aurg!!!


Amy C said...

My feet are covered in blisters! Going back to wearing "real" shoes is tough!

Julie E Haynes said...

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! I am teaching a combined class this year of 2nd and 3rd graders, and your math games are not only a huge hit, but make it possible for me to rotate/meet with my math groups without interruptions because they LOVE your games. I cannot thank you enough for posting all of your hard work and sharing it with your fellow teachers. You are a God send, girl!
Thanks so much!

Julie E Haynes said...

I'm starting spelling this week. ;) Sorry I misspelled your name.
Thanks again

Lory said...

Julie, I am so glad to hear that you are finding success with them and more importantly ... the kiddos are enjoying them. They're learning math and not realizing it ;)
Good luck this year!!

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