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Multiplication Games

Who says learning the multiplication facts has to be boring?  Recently, the kids had a chance to challenge a partner to a fun game of Multiplication Tic-Tac-Toe to reinforce their knowledge of the multiplication facts. Students played the game by taking turns rolling two die, calculating the product using the numbers rolled, and searching for the answer on their tic-tac-toe board. The first student to complete a row on their board was the winner! Check out the pictures of students playing the game below.

We will continue to work on multiplication facts throughout the remainder of the school year as they are essential to the next skill we’ve starting learning: division!

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Dissecting Owl Pellets

In late November our class had the opportunity to dissect owl pellets, which caused mixed emotions in many of the students.  Initially, some noses were turned-up in objection to the task, while other were eager to explore the pellets.  In the end,  after discovering many tiny animal bones within their pellets, the majority of the kids seemed to have found the experience interesting and exciting.

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