These photos are actually from last Friday (April Fool's Day). A couple of my boys were having the best time "fooling" me by leaving rubber insects and lizards on my chair and my desk. Of course, I let out a few mock shrieks for the class's enjoyment.
Today, I gave the fraction test! Phew! It seems like we've been working on fractions for FOREVER. I'll need to keep providing regular review, but we get to move on and start geometry next week!
In other math-related news, I made these bug spinners with clip art by Krista Wallden. The students have been spinning three factors and then multiplying. At times, they end up with challenging problems such as 49x5. I haven't taught them the traditional algorithm. What I have been doing is reviewing the Distributive Property of Multiplication and teaching them how to use it when they get those more difficult problems.
We've been loving Literature Circles! The kids are extremely excited about the whole process, and I'm free to circulate and listen in on each discussion. The fact that we're reading Stone Fox is a big bonus.
(I shared materials and a Stone Fox freebie in this post.)
This has prompted a whole opinion writing project. We watched a doggy daycare video on this website. We read about doggy daycares and invisible electric fencing. Now, the students will be figuring out their opinions about what's best for dogs. As you can imagine, the children have had a lot to say!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend.