Sunday, February 7, 2016


We had the best time learning about fractions this week!

We started off by using the FRACTION FAMILY!   Each member of the family is a different fraction and we had a BLAST reading about them, coloring them, and practicing saying them.  Yes, saying them was a challenge for a few friends.  When we tied saying them to ordinal positions in line it really helped them make the connection.

I try really hard not to make a ton of copies and have found that tracing things for fractions is so much more fun.  We traced paper cups and wooden blocks to get our shapes on the paper.  We partitioned each shape into the right number of equal pieces and then shaded them to make different fractions.

We wrapped up our fraction unit with some fun stations on Friday.  The kids built fractions with Lego blocks, drew pictures of fractions, wrote about what a fraction is and our most favorite station was identifying the fractions in a package of M&Ms.   I was completely shocked at how easy the kids were able to apply a large denominator to the activity.  Never under estimate their ability to do something!

As sad as it is to say it, state testing is coming.  My class will be taking the SAT10 again this year.  We started doing a little bit of reviewing this week.  I would rather do a little each week.  We struggle with multi-meaning words every single year.  It isn't that they don't know the meanings.  The problem is that they don't take the time to read and THINK!  So I made this multi-meaning task card set. We love SCOOT, so I'm planning on having a little contest to see how many of us can get all the right answers.

I purposely set up the answers a little bit differently so they have to THINK!

I am very lucky to have a fantastic color printer at home, but I know that printing in color isn't an option for everyone.  This packet has both color and black/white task cards in it.  

My plan for this set is to play SCOOT with all the kids.  If anyone struggles, I am going to put this is a center for them to practice and then let them redo it.

I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK!

Remember that we are all making a difference....  ONE KID AT A TIME!

Happy Teaching!