Sunday, January 20, 2013


My class has been so busy recently.  We had huge plans for this week, that sorta fell flat.  We were going to go on a field trip to an art museum, however, due to the bus strike in NYC we couldn't go.  We also had a half day on Friday, so I thought it would be the perfect day to celebrate math!!!

My students have been working REALLY hard on learning their multiplication facts.  I know I had posted recently about the multiplication chart in my classroom and the word wall that we use, but this post will go along with that theme.  Every day for HW my class studied and practiced their multiplication facts using a log, just like a reading log.  In class we took speed tests, quizzed each other on flashcards and used fact triangles.  I have 30 students in my class and I am SO HAPPY to say that ALL 30 passed and mastered their facts from 0-10.   In honor of this accomplishment, we had MATH DAY!!!

For math day, we started with a bagel breakfast, followed by sharing our math projects and watching a movie.

Our math project was to create and wear a t-shirt with a self-made multiplication problem on the front and the equation on the back.  The kids had a blast making these shirts and quizzing each other. 

Here is a close up of a shirt

And the back.

I am very happy to have a 3-day weekend and will be catchign up on some much needed sleep, but I am always working.  Here is sneak peak at my newest unit.  COMING SOON!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm a new follower and love your math t-shirts! We are in the middle of our multiplication unit so I may be borrowing that idea!! Your post reminded me of a trip I took to NYC and saw a class on a trip to the museum on the subway - it totally freaked me out - I teach in a small rural school and count the kids a million times on every trip. I don't know how you handle it!

    Looking From Third to Fourth