Friday, February 27, 2015

Symmetry Activities!

In February we started our fractions unit by learning about symmetry and lines of symmetry. Here is an activity that helped students learn it in a very hands-on, visual way!

 I gave each group a bucket of materials to make their symmetrical shapes with.
One group had pattern blocks, one had Unifix cubes, and the other got coloured toothpicks.
 Everyone got a ruler to use as their line of symmetry.
 This helped them to keep both halves of their 'creations' separate.
 They had to keep making sure that whatever they built on one side was copied/repeated on the other.

 math focus board anchor chart
 Here are some of the results!

Monday, February 23, 2015

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bright Idea...or Should I Say A "Hot" Idea?!

We've had several days of indoor recess this winter, thanks to the -25 (and lower!) wind chill outside.
Here's how we kept 'warm' in the classroom.
 {Just check YouTube for the cozy fireplace video, and project it on a large screen}

So cozy.

Find more Bright Ideas below!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fairy Tales {Part 2}

Here is the second post about the Fairy Tales unit we've done in class. 
{Find the first post here}

The Three Little Pigs
Story mapping:
Character Analysis:

Text-to-Self Connections
Opinion Sharing:
What would yo do if a wolf tried to blow down your house?
Attack it of pray to GOD.
Love it!!!

Story Mapping:
Character Analysis:

Opinion Sharing:
Text-to-Self Connections:
Creative Writing:
If I had a magic wand, I would bring it to school and....
I would turn everything into pizza, even me and the school.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Story Mapping:
Character Analysis:

Opinion Sharing:

Text-to-Self Connections:

Find the pack {here}

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