Friday, January 27, 2012

A little game of "What is it?!"

We've been working on descriptive writing in class. I'm trying to get my students to have more creative confidence in their writing! I, nor their classmates, can't be giving them all their ideas all the time. So, I decided to try a "Pull an item from the bag, Hide it, Write about it" activity. It was kind of fun! Here are some examples of their very descriptive writing:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fraction Practice!

We've been hard at work in our understanding of fractions. We've looked at how to make equivalent fractions and have also started exploring adding and subtracting fractions.

Here are some equivalent fractions links for practice:

There is also this website which helps with all kinds of fraction concepts.

To review how to add fractions, you can explore these websites:

And, I was wondering... what fraction of our day was spent in awe looking at this today?!
Wow. We're lucky to have this view at our school!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Starting 2012 -- Fractions

Using we created a word / concept map about fractions today!
Good for reviewing information!