This year I have decided to focus on our multiplication facts.
My 10th, 7th, and 6th graders will be reviewing them, While my 4th, 2nd and 1st graders will be learning them.
My younger 2 boys, really enjoy memorizing things, ANYTHING... so why not get this stuck in their heads, now? If they learn them, great if not, it will be knowledge they will use later when they do learn them.
I am made a binder for the younger 3.
We will also learn a nursery rhyme skip counting song, from planing playtime. I am also hoping to add some fun games that I may find.
I also downloaded these. I used the 1-12 tables. I made 1 with the rainbow table, and 1 of the blank tables for all the kids.
They younger kids will use these for games and practice that we will do throughout the year. The older kids will use these as their answer keys for correcting each others drills, and they will fill out the blank chart once a week.
I printed timed tests for the older kids, here. I plan on having 4-5 timed test throughout the year. I will start with one at the beginning of the year, one at the end and then 2-3 more throughout the year. These will be used as assessments.
Then I started to print out weekly drills for them to do. This was getting really old, really fast! So I looked around for a pre-made, printable facts drill. I purchased 1 min. Timed Drills on teachers pay teachers. It's a 1 year program. I love the way it's laid out. It's also such a simple concept, which is what I really wanted. It took awhile to set it up, and figure it out... but now it'll be a nice grab and go type program!
And many years ago I printed and made a Multiplication Sundae printout. (Similar to this one.) The idea will be, that once everyone has learned their facts... we will have an ice cream sundae party. Hoping for team work, and friendly competitiveness with this one. Let's see, how it goes!
That's it, lots of fun and easy ways to help us memorize our facts!!!