## Saturday, December 31, 2016

### Egg Carton Multiplication

Egg Carton Multiplication - Using the word problems on this post, have children demonstrate how to solve the problems using an egg carton and manipulative(s)!
Have kids roll the dice and then have them demonstrate the equation by placing the manipulative(s) correctly in the cups of the egg carton.
An extension activity - Have kids make 2 or more equations to demonstrate the number rolled.
Word Problem Cards

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## Monday, December 26, 2016

### Answer Check Puzzles - Implement a popular activity to reinforce reading and multiplication skills!

Remember When? - These were very popular when I was young and they are making a big comeback!  I use them to reinforce reading and multiplication skills!
Completed Template to Print - Directions are on the side: 1- Cut around the dotted lines, 2- Place the paper face down and fold back the 4 corners, 3 - Fold back the next 4 corners. Next, fold the square in half. Using both hands, have kids put their left thumb and index finger in the left side and their right thumb and index finger in the right side.
Second Template
Third Template
Blank Template to Fill as Needed

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## Sunday, December 18, 2016

### Multiplication Hack - Turn the Struggle into Fun

Multiplication Game to teach multiplication facts!  Turn the struggle into fun at home and school! First player to roll, make and solve 10 different multiplication problems WINS!
Cards with Matching Colored Cubes withTemplates Below - Using the Two Numbers Rolled, Students Are to Make Multiplication Equations
Make  Cubes of Different Colors!  Vary the Color and Difficulty of Equations with the Numbers You Write on the Cubes
Additional Hands On Activity - Students Demonstrate with Apples and Shopping Bags What the Equation 20 X 11 Means!
Completed Multiplication Problem/Bulletin Board - Completed by the Students Demonstrating the Equation 20 X 11
Pre-made Chart To Introduce To Students
Independent Practice Sheets for Students
A Second Practice Sheet
Templates For Game Cards and Dice

## Saturday, December 3, 2016

### Learning Center in A Mini / Store Binder!

Mini Learning Centers - Using a 5 1/2"  by 8 1/2"  mini binder,  felt sheets, Velcro, and word cards.
Cut the Felt Sheets to fit into the binder and punch three holes on the left side of each sheet and place them in the binder.  Next, place sticky Velcro strips on each felt sheet.  Finally, make word cards and place Velcro on the back of each word card. Now the learning begins! Students can practice everything from making sentences, alphabetizing words, sorting words ..........
Students make sentences that include adjectives: I like to eat - hot soup, yummy cake, sweet cake, cheese pizza.
Students change a word to change the sentence.
Students place words in alphabetical order.
Students sort words according to the sound and/or placement of the ch digraph.