Monday, October 13, 2014

Loved that Lesson Linky and Some Other Goodies...

This is the first time linking up with Meg from The Teacher Studio for Loved That Lesson--a wonderful linky opportunity to share those lessons we love.

One of the lessons I love to do with my kids at the beginning of each new school year relates to being mathematicians.  We always start by reading and defining the word mathematician, which is usually a new one for them.  Then we begin to think like mathematicians and ask ourselves what we do when we doing math.  This year my kids came up with a FANTABULOUS list of ideas given the simple prompt, We are MATHEMATICIANS! We...  Ideas were recorded on the SmartBoard and a door display was created to remain up all year long.  These can readily be seen for easy reference.

I was so pleased with their thinking!

We are mathematicians! We... 
  • think.
  • try different ways.
  • have fun with math.
  • work together.
  • use tools.
  • learn more every day.
  • never give up.
  • sometimes make mistakes.
  • check and re-check.
  • have really smart brains.
  • are problem solvers.
  • ask questions.
  • need tons of education.
  • study math.
  • get stuck.
  • use our brains.
  • have good test scores. 

I also loved the construction paper self-portraits they made!

To read about more "loved" lessons, stop on over to The Teacher Studio!

I also wanted to share a few goodies that may be of interest to you...

Teaching Math by Hart TpT 1000 Followers Giveaway

Fly on over to Teaching Math By Hart for a wonderful giveaway opportunity and help Kim celebrate 1000 TpT followers!

Low-Prep Halloween Math Games

I just finished putting a Halloween spin on some math games I have used in past years. These games are perfect for my kids' independent practice needs right now.  Thanks to Krista Wallden for her wonderful clipart--so FUN! You can check out the games in my TpT store, but you can also enter to win one of three two copies!  Good luck to you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

New Linky on the Horizon!
Lastly, we have a new monthly linky on the horizon that will kick-off this week--Makin' It Math!  We hope it will bring along with it some wonderful math resources for many.  Stop back this Wednesday!

Wishing you the best for a wonderful week!


  1. Love it! The more we can get them talking about math and believe they ARE mathematicians...the better! Thanks for linking up--hope to see you next month as well!

    1. Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up and for stopping over! :0)

  2. Winning the math games would be a godsend...I have such a competitive class this year...and they need to be busy every single minute or they get up to no good! They look like fun!!

    1. Good luck to you! Thanks for stopping by... :0)

  3. Super cute display and a great way to talk about expectations for math class!

    The Math Maniac

    1. Thanks so much! Hope you can make it for a Makin' It Math sometime--you share so many wonderful ideas on your blog. :0)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing my giveaway!