Thursday, January 27, 2011

Skip Counting Songs for Seven, Nine, and Twelve

Skip Counting by Seven
Melody: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Seven, fourteen, twenty-one--
Twenty-eight--, thirty-five--
Forty-two and forty-nine,
Counting through the sevens.
Then we jump to fifty-six,
Sixty-three--, seventy--
Seventy-seven, eighty-four,
That's how we count by sevens.

Skip Counting by Nine
Melody: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Nine---- eighteen, twenty-seven
Thirty-six and forty-five--.
Fifty-four and sixty-three--.
Seventy-two and eighty-one--.
Nine----ty, ninety nine, one-
Hundred and eight, now
Aint that fine?

Skip Counting by Twelve
Melody: “O Christmas Tree”
Twelve, twenty-four and thirty-six--,
Then forty-eight and sixty.
Then seventy-two and eighty four--,
Then ninety six, one-hundred eight.
One hundred twen----ty, (12 times 10)
One hundred thir---ty two and then,
It’s 12 times 12 to top the score to get
One hundred forty-four.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Prep Position Freeze Game

Turn on some lively music and move around. When the music stops, you must freeze in a prep position. Then you must tell what your preposition is. A prep position is any position that shows a preposition and includes an object. Here are some examples:
        Under the table
        Over the rug
        On the chair
        Against the wall
        Inside the box
        Beside the piano
        At the door
        With a friend
        Near the bench

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Order of Operations song

We had fun learning the order of operations with a song we found online. Here's how it goes.

The Order of Operations
To the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know it”

The order of operations goes like this: (clap clap)
The order of operations goes like this: (clap clap)
The order of operations goes like this: (clap clap)

Parenthesis (arms up and curved in ballet style)
Power, (fisted arms representing power)
Multiply (arms crossed in front)
Divide, (left arm down to side; right arm bent at elbow and straight across chest)
Then you add (bring the left arm up perpendicular to the other to make a plus symbol)
And subtract (take the left arm away)
From left to right (right arm swings to the right)
Left to right! (clap clap)