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Throwback Thursday: Dancing in the Math Classroom

Ever have one of those weeks where you constantly feel a day ahead of yourself?  I thought it was Thursday allll day today.  In honor of that, I'm posting a day early.  Here is my most popular post from Smiling In Second Grade!

In math today, we did some math that was inspired by Abby over at:

We all know that I can't draw... so I created a poster on my computer!  I created a large one for my class and then printed out small ones (in B&W) for the students to keep in their homework folders.

My student's reaction to the poster?  "Wow!  It's so colorful!" to which another one replied: "Of course it's colorful.  Mrs. S. made it - she loves colors!"

To make their learning more memorable, my resource teacher created some movement to go along with it.  I tried to take pics as they moved - but they are quick!  Here are some taken with my phone:

More on top?

No need to stop!

More on the floor?

Go next door...

 And grab 10 more!

They loved it!   Hopefully, their homework will reflect how much they learned/remembered!


  1. I love these dance moves! I currently have some students that are still struggling with subtraction and regrouping, and since this isn't a topic covered in 5th grade, I have been pulling my hair out trying to be creative during re-teachings and interventions. These movements just might help!

    I also love how your kids noticed your creativity! Mine always do too! ;)

  2. So cute! It is a great idea to add the movements to the rhyme! I always find that my students remember concepts better when we include some sort of actions.

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  3. hi there :) is there any chance I could get a copy of your poem? many thanks!


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