Random Journal Entries

Friday, March 14, 2014 No comments
I was digging through journals and found a few blog worthy pages that I thought I would share.

In the picture below, we were working on a little higher order thinking when we were learning about place value.  The problem was:  Michael has 4 boxes of movies.  Each box has 10 movies.  Juan has 8 movies.  How many movies in all?

In the pictures below, we were working on fractional parts of a set.  I gave the students some foam heart stickers and they stuck them in their journal and wrote the fractional parts of the set.

In the picture below, we were working on +10, -10, +1, -1.

The two entries below are on occasions when I let my students "free" write in their journals.  They were so silly that I had to share.  Sometimes, I wish I had the carefree mind of a first grader.
I wish my brother was a unicorn.

One time I ate a pizza and it feeled like a party in my tummy.

Happy Teaching!

Statue of Liberty Writing

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 No comments
My students are getting really good at writing 5 sentence paragraphs, especially about nonfiction topics.  We've been learning about US symbols and of course I had them write. 

 We did one writing about the Statue of Liberty.  We read a couple of books about the statue and watched a Brainpopjr. video about the statue.

We then made an anchor chart listing things we knew about the Statue of Liberty.

{visualize the anchor chart here since 
I forgot to take a picture}

We then did our writing and we displayed a craft with our writing that I got from Deanna Jump's America Math and Literacy Fun.

(notice in the picture above - she added a 6th sentence to her writing.  :)

Happy Teaching!