We also had a blast using the Hands-On Magnet Racer product created by More Than a Worksheet. I added an additional math component by labeling all of the needed supplies with prices. I included different matchbox vehicles and various magnets with different prices. Before students could gather their supplies, they needed to create a supplies list, find the total cost, and determine how much change they would receive if they paid for supplies with a $20 bill.
My kids and I spent the afternoon at Mystic Seaport on Sunday. We toured the Charles W. Morgan, which is a wooden whaling ship. If you live in the area, it's worth the trip. If you are too far to consider a visit, their website has lots of free resources that you might find useful. Check out their collection of primary sources and lesson plans.
|We learned that colonial money during the Revolutionary War was CONFUSING!|
|Seeing what it feels like to carry water buckets attached to a yoke...|
Matt from Digital: Divide & Conquer shared this meme on Instagram, and I sighed and smiled at the same time! The month of May will be NUTS. We have Smarter Balanced state testing the week of the 8th. The week after that we have our 3rd grade musical performance, field day, and a field trip! The FOLLOWING week we have NWEA Map testing. And the week after THAT we do our end-of-the-year cumulative math test. Ack!
I'm sharing a freebie that you can use to motivate your students if they also will be taking NWEA Map tests. Grab it by clicking here or on the image below.