Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Peak Into the Classroom

                                                          Fraction fun.

                                                         Lego Challenge!

                                                        Math games.

                                  Professional development for the teachers.

                                             Hindenburg Reader's Theater.

Unit 5 Math Test

The Unit 5 math assessment will be given on Wednesday. The following skills will be assessed:

  • finding common denominators
  • adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators
  • multiplying fractions by whole numbers
  • multiplying fractions using paper folding, are models, or an algorithm
  • explaining why multiplying a fraction by a fraction equal to 1 gives an equivalent fraction
  • dividing a unit fraction by a whole number
  • dividing a whole number  by a unit fraction

Hero Project

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we began a hero project.  We first read a Reader’s Theater called  ”Writing on the Wall”.  It is about a group of students who were inspired to turn an abandoned, graffiti-filled wall on their school property, into a mural honoring their heroes.  We then talked a lot about what it means to be a hero.  After much discussion, the students each chose someone who they think is a  hero.  Some students chose a family member, some chose national figures, and some chose local community members.  The students wrote about why their chosen person is a hero to them, and created a project of their choice telling us about their hero.  As part of their project they drew a picture of their hero and we combined them all into a mural. 

We would like to invite family members in on Friday afternoon, February 17, at 2:15 to check out the projects and the mural.  I am very proud of their thoughtfulness and hard work. We hope to see you on Friday.