(Jeez, that wasn't a long and grammatically incorrect sentence, was it?!?)
Uh Duh: (V) The reality check that you are absolutely crazy to think that said plan will actually happen.
|Can you guess the colors I picked this year? First year doing a color theme...|
|Same location as the first picture, but what a difference! I know I would curl up and read a good book there. If I wasn't afraid that I'd never get up, I just might!|
|Starting to look like a room. Sigh, lots of bulletin boards left to go...|
|Umm, let's pretend that this was a before picture and not the one that I snapped before walking out of the room.|
1.) We keep a Jenga game going in the corner of the room. The Jenga pieces have division facts on them. If the student gets the problem right, he or she gets to keep the piece for their team. Game over when it topples or they draw the Gotcha piece.
2.) Timed ball toss. 1 small ball or stuffed animal (we used an Angry Birds that I found in the dog toy section). Our rules are that it can't be dropped, can't be passed around the same table, everyone plays, and no overhand. We do a baseline on our time, then the kids keep a graph with the times. Once in a while we analyze performance, possible changes, teamwork, etc. Fun and Math rolled into one!
3.) Logic Puzzles and Division Wraps- Kiddos ALWAY have access to either of those items.
Well, now that I am