This week in 2nd grade, the students have been learning about Earth Day and multiplication. I decided to incorporate both subjects into one activity for a little Fun Friday morning!
Since we are reading Miss Rumphius, I thought… let’s make some lupines! And, how wonderful they fit with the concept of multiplication. All you need are some paint dotters (or you could totally use regular paint, markers, or crayons). I promise you… give your students paint dotters to work with, and you pretty much become the world’s best teacher within a matter of minutes 😉
We started by discussing Miss Rumphius and charting some things about her. For everything I added to the chart, they had to explain why we should write it down. “We know she is friendly because the Bapa Raja invited her into his home.” “She went from sad to happy when she was hurt and then became well.”
After discussing the book together, we started to make our lupine landscape. First, students had to get their word problems glued down and their backgrounds prepped.
I allowed the students to come up with their own numbers for how many stems and blossoms they wanted. However, I didn’t let them go over 6 stems or 6 blossoms each because often times when you give paint dotters students will keep going and going. That makes it very difficult to solve a multiplication problem when there are dots all over the page! Basically, they could have between 2-6 stems and 2-6 blossoms on each stem. We talked a lot about making equal groups and how all of our stems had to have the same amount of blossoms in order for it to become a multiplication problem.
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Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!