Doesn't that sound like fun? LOL! What do you do on Sunday afternoons?
When I saw that Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade was having a "Tell Me Something Good" linky party, I really wanted to participate! Too many times we focus on the negatives instead of the positives. Click on the linky pic below to read about others "something good" and maybe participate yourself! By the way, am I the only one that sings "tell me something goooood" when I read that?
Something GOOD at Home: My teenage kids are so darn wonderful and I am so proud of them! In a time where many kids are so disrespectful to adults and defy authority, I can honestly say my husband and I have raised our kids right! My daughter is a senior in High School and my son is a freshman. Both of them do well in school and participate in extra curricular activities as well as volunteer in a variety of places. They are very thoughtful and plain ol' good kids. Today my daughter is going to a concert (the Penatonics) in Austin with her HS choir and she made sure to have her laundry & homework done before leaving since they will be home late tonight. My son, came home from his friends house this afternoon and cooked dinner for us..... fajitas and onion rice (easiest recipe ever). It was so yummy! Now don't get me wrong, they are teenagers so they occasionally roll their eyes or suck their teeth but overall they are awesome kids!
Another thing that is going good in my classroom is double digit multiplication. Most of my students are finally getting it! I taught them three ways... partial product, regular algorithm, and lattice.
The students who didn't master their multiplication facts like they should have last year struggle a bit more and need to count on their fingers or look at the number line.
Here are some you tube videos that show each method. These aren't my videos but I googled them so perhaps if you didn't know what I was talking about you could see it. :) How do you teach 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication?