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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tried It Tuesday {Number of the Day}

Happy Tuesday! Sorry I am posting this much later than usual. I am so off schedule because of the holiday and our annual teacher shopping trip yesterday. I know many of you can relate when you have busy teaching schedules, kids' schedules, and making time to blog sometimes takes the back burner. I have been the worst blogger lately and have decided to do Tried It Tuesday once a month, opening on the second Tuesday of each month (like TWOSDAY). I want to blog more often and link up with other teachers, and making my own linky only once a month will hopefully do that. Feel free to link up as many times as you would like during the month!

Now It's Time for Tried It Tuesday! 
What have you tried at school or home?
If you've never linked up with Tried It Tuesday, just link up any idea school or home related and what worked or didn't work. Simple! 
My Tried It:
Number of the Day
I blogged about using a math meeting at the beginning of all three of my math blocks here. One part of the math meeting everyday is the "Number of the Day". I started with number one and it has increased by one each day. I didn't realize how much the students would get excited about the Number of the Day and really outdo themselves. It has been a wonderful addition to the meeting!
Every day students eagerly raise their hand to share the number sentence that they created that equals the number of the day. "Pick me...Pick me...is what their strained little faces show!"

Here are some examples of student work for number of the day. I love how many of them use division even though we haven't covered division yet. I taught them a little trick that if they multiply the number of the day by any number, they can then make that a division problem. They LOVE it!

 This one actually equals 41 and it is supposed to be 40 but I was so impressed by how she used the order of operations that we had just worked on the day prior!
When students go back to their seats after math meeting each day, I hear a buzz of conversation and the students sharing their number sentences with each other, trying to impress their peers!

Don't forget that my BBB, Nick, from Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Nick and his wife have begun one of the best, most exciting journeys of their lives...a journey to adopt a child. It is their dream to be parents and they have put so much heart into making this dream a reality. Unfortunately, the cost associated with adoption is so high that a teacher's salary alone is not enough. That's where teacher bloggy friends come in! Many bloggers have put together a fall bundle of products geared for grades 3-5 where the profits will help Nick and his wife make their dream of becoming parents a reality! Check out this fall bundle here!
This will only be available until this Friday, November 14th!
Many of these items were created new for this bundle and are not yet available in teacher's stores! Check them out...

So, that comes to about $1.30 per product in this bundle! What a steal!! AND you will be supporting a fellow teacher and his dream of becoming a dad! Win, Win!!

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