Seriously, Monday Made It's keep me productive! It also makes me add to my already long list of things to do, but I LOVE it!!!
I took a few days off from doing anything teaching related this week. It was weird because in my mind the whole time I kept thinking of things I needed to get done. I know its important though, and it was also worth it.
Here's what I did get completed:
I made a watermark for my pictures! I am excited. The older I get the more I feel technologically challenged. But, I watched a video from I Teach, What's Your Superpower and it's done!
I also installed the app EZ watermark so I can use it on Instagram as well. Yahoo, I feel so productive!
Last Week I shared about my Differentiation Cubes for Place Value.
This week I made more. I made a set for Addition with Regrouping and Multiplication Fact Practice. I am almost done with the subtraction set, but remember those days off? yep, those are unfinished because of that. Fingers crossed those get done today or tomorrow.
Since making these, I added the word "solve" to #1 on all the cubes.
Early this week, I posted about Power Towers on Instagram.
I actually made these a few years ago and posted about that here.
I pretty much made the same thing,except now that I am moving to 3rd grade, I made more.
Power towers are cups with facts on them that students can practice and then build a tower with them. I used Pringle cans to store the sups in. 30-40 fit perfectly! I just used Modge Podge to glue the paper on and for the label. It was super easy with scrap booking paper.
The facts are written on the top. I make my students say the fact and the answer.
So they must say, "3 times 8 equals 24", not just 24.
For my 3rd graders I am adding a multiplication chart inside the can.
This way they can check their answers if they are struggling.
You can also watch a video about these from Teacher Tipster about Power Towers.
They can be used for multiple skills.
Be sure to check out more over at 4th Grade Frolics with Tara. I guarantee you will get inspired!