I love March Madness! Before Spring Break, students filled out an NCAA Men's Bracket and when we returned they checked their choices with the official bracket. I then had students turn each round into a fraction and then converted that fraction to a decimal. Students compared fractions and decimals also. It was a great activity to get our brains back into action after a relaxing break!
We have state testing in three weeks. To review, I created stations that covered three of our big topics: Decimal Computation, Volume, and Problem Solving. I set the stations up in the Literacy Lounge so students had more room to work. Plus there are comfy work areas too :) I created an exit ticket for each station that the students had to complete before rotating to the next activity. For many of the questions, I used this site. Below are directions documents I created. The students did so well, I am going to continue with new stations the next two weeks as well!
In Socia Studies, we are finishing up our Branches of Government. We are going to have a mock trial next week, so to prepare, students played a game of Courthouse Go Fish. I love watching the students learn and play at the same time! Look at the smiles!
I wanted to finish polygons before we went on Spring Break. I knew this was going to be tough, but my kids were up for the challenge!
We started off by classifying triangles. Students rotated around the room measuring sides and angles of triangles and naming them two ways. I adjusted a lesson I found here.
I read the book, The Greedy Triangle, and students used yarn to create the polygons named in the book.
We then finished the week with our Anchor Assignment, Hierarchy Mobiles. Here is the directions and checklist students had to follow:
Happy Spring Break Everyone! Have fun, relax, and be safe!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.