Well hello there, friends! Long time no talk! My Spring Break is quickly coming to an end. Tomorrow I will be back in the classroom remembering how glorious it was to have a week off and counting the days until summer break, ha! I love being a teacher, but being a mommy takes the cake!
My little family spent a fun few days in Disney World. It was such a blast experiencing such a fun vacation with Joelle. You can read more about our trip on my personal blog HERE. It was magical. and wonderful. and exhausting.
It seems like the week before Spring Break was an eternity ago, but I’ll do my best to show you what we did in the classroom before we parted ways for 9 days 🙂
In Math we have been and will continue to be all about fractions. We used dotters to show parts of a group…
And played a simple game called In and Out. You basically dump a cup of counters onto a game mat that has a large circle in the middle of the paper. Then, you make a fraction for the counters that land in the circle and a fraction for the counters that land out of the circle. I gave each pair of students a cup, 8 counters, and paper to make their game mat. We recorded our fractions in our math spirals.
Towards the end of the week we made visuals to represent what we have learned about fractions. Fraction Sundaes are always a hit!
I love how each pair of students made theirs unique and added details. This took about 25 minutes to complete from start to finish… not too shabby!
And, they love Fraction Pizzas even more!
This year I just gave them an index card to write their fractions and glue into the center of their pizzas. It actually worked out great!
Both of those things helped to brighten up our hallway!
I forgot to take pictures of our fable writings a while back, but we had so much fun with fables this year thanks to THIS fabulous unit from Jane Loretz. It seriously rocked my socks off!
After we did her reader’s theaters and read lots of fables we finished our unit by writing our own fables. Such a fun activity! I was actually really nervous about how my students would do… I thought they would get stuck or just copy fables we had read, but they pleasantly surprised me. Now, they write fables all the time by choice during the Daily Five!
OH, and did you read THIS post by Katie King? If you are thinking about giving Math Stations a go, you definitely should take the time to check it out!