Friday, May 17, 2013

Multiplication Boot Camp

Hello darlings!  There are only five days of school left!  Ahhh!  While I am usually ecstatic and jumping for joy, this year I am sad.  I think it has to do with losing my mom 2 months ago and the fact that these kids show me unconditional love everyday!  I will miss all of their sweetness and whining!    I just hope I can keep myself busy this summer and fill my mind with other things. 

On a happier note, I finally finished Multiplication and Division Boot Camp!!  OMG!  This went so much better than I ever imagined! The kiddos LOVED it!  One of my kiddos soldiers even told me today that she was so excited that she made Sergeant that she was all tingly inside!  

So how does it work?  I give soldiers a pretest to see which facts they already have mastered.  Soldiers have daily drills (timed tests) and daily P.T. (homework with flashcards). They keep track of their progress with a graph.  I am the Drill Sergeant, so I wear an army hat and get into character.  They love this!

Next, soldiers have to complete missions (games and activities).  You should see them!  Some of the games require them to do push ups and jumping jacks!  It is so funny, but they work really hard!

This mission requires a lot of strategy.  Can you tell he is thinking hard?

Download this game for free!  IF you like it, try out the rest of the unit in my TPT store by clicking here.

I had to share this cute little saying!

We went on our field trip to the St. Louis Arch and Old Courthouse on Monday.  We perform the Bubble Gum Trial at the courthouse every year as we study Government. I'll post pics soon.

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Have a great day!


  1. This is adorable! As a daughter of a marine I loved the theme and the kiddos seemed to really get into it!

  2. This has got to be the most creative way to teach multiplication and division facts! I wish I had this when I taught third grade.

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  3. You are amazing!! I am SO happy to be on your team and get to work with you everyday!! :)

    My kiddos loved this as well and were sad that today was the last day of boot camp. This is a wonderful way to implement math facts in the classroom! Very creative and thought out!! :)

  4. Your Multiplication Boot Camp looks amazing. It makes me wish I taught a grade that did multiplication. My little guys are still working on addition & subtraction. But you never know where the future will take you, so maybe one day I will have a need for these great activities. I'm your newest follower.


  5. Loooooove this game! I can't wait to use it. Thanks so much!
    The Techie Teacher

  6. This looks great, I am adding it to my wishlist! I am also a new follower :)

  7. This is AMAZING! I love it so much! Wow! Heading to purchase it right now!

    Carmen Zeisler

    Exploring Elementary
    Fourth Grade

  8. Love this product! I just bought it :) Haven't used it yet, but I plan on doing it next year. I was a military wife for 9 1/2 years so it's right in my comfort zone. I gave you a shout out in the Teachers Toolbox Trio linky with Alison at

    Teach on a Limb

  9. Oh my goodness! I love, love, LOVE this concept! This would really motivate my students. Thanks for sharing the freebie. I'm your newest follower.

    The Teaching Thief

  10. I bought this in May, but didn't have time for the drills. I did use the games and my kids LOVED them, especially the fitness Facts! Great way to get them moving and learning facts at the same time. I'm going to use the drill cards next year. :)


  11. What a great idea! We love new and exciting ways to teach multiplication, my husband and I created a multiplication card game that has been really helping the kids memorize their facts a fun way (just like the boot camp). Please check it out and help us share. we have had a lot of success and want to keep helping!

    Math Grab - Multiplication Card Game

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