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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rhymes and Times

Before I get to the math portion of this post, I have to share....

Today.....my baby is ONE MONTH OLD!!

Where, oh where, has time gone????

So, of course, I took some pix...do I do it any other way??? lol!!






She always does this face....makes me giggle :)



Autumn still loves her!!


To celebrate, we ate cupcakes!!


Actually, we went to my friend's daughter's 1st birthday, and she made these SUPER cute cupcakes!!
She used royal icing with meringue powder mixed in....otherwise the icing runs....we know this from experience - ha!

She found a pic online she liked, printed it up, and put it underneath parchment paper so she could trace it to do her royal icing transfer. THIS  link to Joy of Baking has a video to sow you, but also gives some details to think about.


Ok, now onto MATH!


So there is a Multiplication Linky party going on over at Wiggin's World. Granted, I'm in 2nd grade...I don't get around to multiplication until the end of the year...although, I will say that 1/2 my class is already on their facts tests on their multiplications!! I had like 4 of them on their multiplication quizzes by the time we left for Christmas - booyah!!

Anyway, being a 3rd grade teacher, I know how imperative it is that they know these facts....so I teach my 2nd graders as soon as they are ready..BUT in 3rd grade, we our school's math coach introduced us to this AWESOME program called Rhymes and Times. (And they aren't just for multiplication - they have addition, subtraction, and division too!!).
This is a picture of the brochure - sorry, I'm on the "old timer" laptop...it's not up to par like my hubby's laptop (and he's at work with it, soo....)

Click HERE for a sample lesson using times 7s.

I'm tellin' ya - my kids love this!! And each lesson, you have kinesthetics AND the rhyming to help the students to remember the problems.  They do EVERY SINGLE one, but they do A LOT! Almost the whole multiplication chart...I like to color in the boxes that they've learned as we do the program (and the reciprocal problem as well, so if we learned 4x6, then we've also learned 6x4, so I would color both boxes).


Seriously...go check them out! And they do it for addition, subtraction, and division too!!



I also want to thank Christina


Mrs. Bainbridge's Class

for giving me the favorite follower award....She is one of my favorite blogs!! Do you follower her yet?? No?? Get over there!! She's awesome!! And she even has her school teacher website with LOTS of great ideas on there!! I have been following her LONG before I became a blogger!

20 comments:

Delighted said...

I can't believe it has been a month!!! Your little one is absolutely precious! Thanks for sharing pictures.

First Grade Delight
imgoingfirst@gmail.com

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

Aww, she is sooo cute :) I'm so excited about your multiplication ideas! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great night :)

Lisa :)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

Andi said...

Those pictures are great! She is so precious.
Enjoy every second :)
Andi

Mrs. Nunley said...

I always enjoy seeing the pictures of your girls...they are so darling!
-Megan

First Grade Magic

Laura said...

Precious sisters and cupcake, too! Love!

Peace, Love and First Grade

Traci said...

A month! Already?
How in the world do you get anything done.
I would just sit and stare at her all day.
What a cutie!
Dragonflies in First

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

Your girls are so precious! :)
Lisa
Stories From Second

YearntoLearn said...

I can't believe a month has gone by since you had Brooklyn plus continued to blog regularly! Yeah for you.


Yearn to Learn Blog

Stacy said...

Jen! ...gave a shout out to you in my 100th day freebie post! I love your ideas and can't wait to use them, or have my sub use them :( UGH!! Booooo for missing 100th day!


2nd Grade Paradise

Adrienne said...

Thanks for linking up! Super cute pics of the kids! They are adorable :)

Elisabeth said...

They grow way too fast, don't they??? I look at my girls and I can't believe that they are already a year old!


Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

Beth Ann said...

Oh My! She is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I can't believe you have time to blog. I would just stare at her all day long!
Since you have so much time on your hands. HA HA!
I tagged you in a post. Come on over to check it out!
❀Beth Ann❀
Taming My Flock of Firsties
bakteach16@gmail.com

Kristen said...

She is just precious--both girls are!!
Kristen

Sara S. said...

Oh my goodness, she's adorable! I've tagged you in a post too - come check it out!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Amber Polk said...

I love the picture of both the girls! So cute!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Kristin said...

Loving all of the baby pictures! B and A are way too cute!! Love the little face!
The cupcake --- owl --- I'm in love.
I am checking out that site right now. I am really excited about it but I'm nervous that I'm going to have to pay money so I will be pleasantly surprised if I don't have to!!! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Elisabeth said...

I tagged you in a post, come over and check it out!

Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

Ms. Chrissy B said...

These pictures are precious!!

And...
HaHA! I managed to catch you and tag you. Come check it out at my blog!

Buzzing with Ms. B

Jodi said...

Absolutey precious!!!

Jodi
Fun In First

Melodee said...

awwwwwe! she's darling, both of your girls are!!! how sweet:))))