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!
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