I'm so glad I found another upper elem. blog!! I love your site. I have a co-worker that is frog crazy. I'll have to direct her to you. I teach third grade now and maybe fourth next year. Hop on over and see me some time. HaJulieThoughts of a Third Grade Teacher
I agree with Julie! I teach ELL 4th and 5th and there aren't too many upper-grader bloggers out there. I love your ideas above, I am definitely going to try this with my class when we get to that unit. Thanks so much!KristenLadybug's Teacher Files
I LOVE THIS!I'm looking for more upper elementary participants in our Math Monday Blog Hop. New one tomorrow. Hope you join in!!!http://love2learn2day.blogspot.com/2011/04/math-monday-blog-hop-1-and-giveaway.html:) Cindy
I love this idea! When I first saw the picture of foam mats I thought -- ohhh quiet mats. We use the foam mats in our math centers. Since many of the math manips we use are plastic it makes a lot of noise on the desks/tables. When they use them on the foam mat it makes a lot of difference. Thanks for the ideas!Primary Connections
What a great idea for them to use their hands!!! I did somehthing similar to this but I cut out over 500 little die cuts to give to the kids. When I saw your hands, I litterally said out loud "Why didnt I think of that!?!?!"I have a little rhyme for translation, reflection and rotation.It goes like this:Tran-sl-sl-sl-slation means to sl-sl-sl-slide.Re-fl-fl-fl-flection menas to fl-fl-fl-flip/Ro-t-t-t-tation means to t-t-t-turn. We would sing them all the time and the kids really knew which one was which.Love your site!http://jackofalltrades-leslie.blogspot.com/
I can't tell you how many ideas I've seen where I'm like, "Why didn't I think of that?!" I could be a millionaire by now!!Thanks for sharing your song!! I LOVE to incorporate music into math; the kids not only enjoy it but REMEMBER the concepts.
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