Welcome back. I hope teachers and students are settling in well. Parents, I hope the school year schedule with all the extra-curriculars is manageable this year.
Are you or is your Parent Teacher Organization looking for a way to raise funds to help you have multiple copies of SUM OF WHICH in your classroom? I have the perfect solution. Have a SUM OF WHICH Fundraiser. If you are planning to invite parents to the school for an informational evening, this is the perfect addition. All you have to do is send me an e-mail. Then, I will do all the rest. I will send you a couple of new SUM OF WHICH games well in advance of the parent night. I will arrange a time to video chat with you to be sure you are clear on how to play all 5 games. I will send you all the promotional materials for you to pass out to your parents. Then, you simply collect the orders and the money and send in the orders. I will send all orders to you within a week of receiving your order. You will receive credit for each game sold and can use it to purchase games for your school. Oh, it gets better. All games sold through your fundraiser are discounted from the original price on the web making it a better way for your parents to get the game into their home. Sound interesting? Contact me today and I will get information to you right away.
Are you planning to attend the NCTM Regional Conference in Hartford, Connecticut on October 4th? I plan to be there and I look forward to seeing any of you who are going as well. Drop me a note and let me know you are going. Perhaps we can get together to play a game and chat. I would love to meet some SUM OF WHICH players.
Number Talks are a great way to get students thinking flexibly about numbers. Here is an idea for you to try with your students today. After the number talk, how about playing a game of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ADD. It’s a wonderful fast paced game that really helps children with fluency. Better yet, you have everything you need if you already have SUM OF WHICH. Check out the directions for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ADD at sumofwhich.com
Try This: Share the following tiles with your students. Ask them to try to use all the tiles to make a cross number configuration where the sums are all ten. See how fast they are able to do it. Then have students compare how they made their sums. Guaranteed, they will all be different.
Here is one of the MANY possible outcomes.
Till next time....Make your brain beautiful! Becky
I have been an educator for more than 20 years. I firmly believe that students must UNDERSTAND, not memorize.