Plus, we're starting subtraction with... wait for it... REGROUPING when we get back!!! Eeeeeek! This always makes me want to cry/pull my hair out/retire.
Enter- Explain Everything!
It's a (paid) app on the iPad that allows you to explain everything- or anything you want. In this case, subtraction with regrouping!
Check it out:
I created it, exported it to YouTube, and I'm going to have my kiddos watch this on their iPads for their seat work station on Monday. I feel like watching this video will go over a little better than me trying to keep their attention whole group (or even small group these days!). We'll see!
But you could even project a video like this onto the board or SMART board whole group (if you only have one iPad). It's no BrainPop, but I feel like they'll listen better and (hopefully) absorb some of this regrouping shennanigans!
Keeping my fingers crossed!
There's also this app:
Educreations! It's very similar to Explain Everything (but it a bit more limited) and it's FREE!
Next step is to have the KIDS start creating these videos to show their thinking and learning!
How do you get your kids to pay attention (besides dancing and singing and tap dancing and acrobatics and jumping around like at Jazzercise to keep them engaged- I do all of those things on a regular basis too! :-) ???