## Jolly Classroom Activities for December

December is a month full of celebrations! Students are focused on the upcoming Holidays and Traditions they celebrate in their communities and with their families! How does a teacher compete with that kind of excitement? Well, by joining in! Fill your classroom with Educational Holiday Activities to keep your students learning all month long! For MATH you could graph responses…

## Measuring Length

My students are learning how to measure length using standard units, such as inches and centimeters.  There are so many fun activities to help students really understand measurement! Get out your rulers, tape measures, and yard sticks and follow me around this unit!

## Multiplication With Partial Products and Box Method

There are so many great ways to teach multi digit multiplication now!  I remember being in school “way back when” and we learned one way, the only way, the standard algorithm.  Now there are many other models for kids to work with, and most of them help build an understanding of mathematical relationships between numbers.  Two methods I find to…

## Mastering Multiplication

Knowing multiplication facts help students see the patterns and relationships between numbers that are needed to be successful in other areas of math!   Division, renaming fractions, and balancing equations are just a few examples where being able to recall facts quickly and correctly are extremely helpful! So what do you do as a teacher or a parent of  upper elementary…

## Halloween Freebie!

Now that it is finally starting to feel like Fall I have done a little Halloween decorating and made a few new Halloween Math Games!  The first one I would like to share is a FREEBIE! To download the Halloween Addition Bingo Game for FREE, just click the photo above!

Here are some of my favorite activities and games for adding and subtracting fractions!

## Place Value Relationships

Understanding place value is an important Math skill for elementary students.  One of the objectives is for students to describe the relationship between places in a base ten system.  Although this may seem difficult at first, starting with concrete manipulatives can really help students gain a deeper understanding. I like to start by letting students “play” with the blocks for…

## 15 Terrific Back to School Bulletin Boards

Looking for bulletin board ideas for back to school? Look no further, I have 15 terrific bulletin boards for you to see! 1.  The bright colors on this design are awesome against the black background and the students will love to see their names! What a way to welcome the kids to class! 2. This bubble gum machine would be…