Teaching kids multiplication

Every time I mentioned Back to School on my Facebook page at least one person mentions that it can’t possibly be time yet! It’s much too soonbut teaching kids multiplication fact is that it’s coming. In fact, a district a few miles away from me starts school THIS FRIDAY! Throughout the summer, I have been compiling some brilliant first day of school activities from around the blogosphere.

I always feel like I hear about the great activities too late–it’s either a day or two before school starts or I hear about them AFTER school starts. I highly encourage you to click on each picture or the link below the picture to visit the blog post with more details! Ms to get to know students! This would be great to do in rotating groups so that students get talking to all of the kids in the class. This gallery walk is a non-threatening and entertaining way for you to learn more about your students and to let them learn more about each other. This type of activity is also perfect for setting expectations for a moving around the classroom activity or lesson. She has several other back to school activities on her blog post, too!