Friday, February 27, 2015

I Can Subtract

So, we have been learning ALL about subtraction with regrouping. This is such a hard concept for my second grade sweethearts to get! UGH!! We have modeled, we have tried everything Ms. Sharp could think of! But.... I forgot about MUSIC. Oh, music just makes my students so engaged. We saw this video on youtube, and it inspired us to make our own subtraction music video!

So this is what my students and I came up with. We worked so hard on our lyrics. And lo and behold, my students are doing subtraction with regrouping! :) I am such a happy teacher when I see those "lightbulbs" and hear... "Ms. Sharp! I get it! I really get it now! Singing that song helped so much!" Oh my sweet seconds! :)

Short post for the day. Sorry I am still new to blogging town but always working to post more often than not! Hope you enjoyed!

- Tess

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tess! It's Monica from Mrs. MeGown's 2nd Grade Safari. My class last year made a subtraction with regrouping video too! We did it to the chant, "More on the top, no need to stop..." The kids loved it! My class this year is begging me to make one since I had shown them the video when we started our subtraction unit! I might just have to repost it, so cute! Your blog is off to a great start!

    Mrs. MeGown’s 2nd Grade Safari