Ely and Lila create the Square Number 64
In celebration of having my birthday on Thursday, I gave out to the kids my 'working stash' of Skittles for math. Each pair needed to create one of the square numbers on the multiplication chart. Helping create models is a process that allows for foundation building. It is really necessary for every content area.
They started it the number 9 (Those Skittles were edible and my treat to share for my birthday) since that is the day of the month that was were celebrating! I told them that I love Skittles because all the colors are included-- just like what we want for people in life. They appreciated that comment; to my surprise, they clapped in agreement. That was a great birthday present!