Monday, February 25, 2013

Fractions of a Set AND a Whole?!

I know I've been a terrible blogger lately but a little update on things. 

  • The Mr. and I are closing on our first home NEXT FRIDAY! It's all happened so fast yet all at the right time. 
  • Every time I start to feel on top of things (school-wise) I get right back behind it all.
  • Second grade has already hit the ground running with fractions AND multiplication.
  • Spring Break is almost here!!
So here's a look into our past few weeks via pictures.

We used pattern blocks to help show improper fractions.

The kids made their own "Circles and Stars" booklets to show "Groups Of".

The students used the iPads to scan QR codes that took them to multiplication word problems.

They were SO engaged. Who knew problem solving could be so fun?

Here is an example of the work I expect them to do/how I modeled expectations.

I've just recently discovered the world of Number Fill-Ins... EXCELLENT for early finishers and high achievers. 
We also did an adorable readers theater. Wish I could show their sweet little faces :).

Also... I finally got it. My first prank.

They thought they were so clever...
So that is a just a sneak peek at how busy we've been. Can I just say that we have started our first Book Study on "Maybelle in the Soup" and it is the cuuuuuutest book ever. I read it in 20 minutes and the kids LOVE IT. We are doing 3 chapters a day and should be done with it in a week. Every chapter really leaves the kids hanging and wanting more. What more could you ask for?

On another note, here is a mini set I've put together that deals with fractions as part of a set and of a whole. I think it's really important that students see that fractions are not just "pizzas" and "candy bars" but fractions of a set are just as important. This can be anything from number of students in a classroom to cookies in a jar. Either way you can represent these numbers with fractions and this little set helps students see that. Click here or on the picture below to check out more at my TPT store.
Click on the picture to check it out in TPT.

Until next time... Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentines Day Coupons

I just love Valentines Day when it comes to little kids. My students have been so giddy for the past few weeks and it's contagious. 

I couldn't decide what I wanted to get/make for my class until the other day. Coupon Books! I used to make them all the time for my dad when I was little, and now my kids can have one too. They are gonna love some of these options. You can get some for your class too. Just click here or on the picture below. There is also a blank one in there for you to handwrite some of your own incase the ones I chose don't quite suit your class' needs. Let's face it, not every class is the same!

Enjoy and have a Happy Valentines Day on Thursday!