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Make an Apple Book Mark

September 30, 2011
Make an Apple Book Mark

Using Cut Apples to Make Book Marks Cut apples into a variety of  cuts; cut in half horizontally, cut vertically and quarter slice. Prepare a flat surface with paint on a folded piece of paper towel (it makes it like an ink pad).  Using green, red, yellow and orange play up the fall colors...
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Using Apples for Math Problems

September 29, 2011
Using Apples for Math Problems

Math Practice This fall instead of weighing pumpkins this year, I thought we would practice doing math weighing apples.  It should be fun! We are also going to go to an apple orchard.  I came up with some simple worksheets for my multi-age classroom. Making something fresh to practice comparing, balancing a scale, adding...
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Robots Rule!

September 27, 2011
Robots Rule!

    Robots Learning math facts, especially addition, are the foundation of years of learning.  So when my students struggle with or don’t see the point of making the effort to learn them, I had to come up with something.  So when we decided to start the year with robots I came up with...
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Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

Colonial America -Measuring Lifestock Rita researched the animals the colonist would have on their farms and painted them for our students to measure.  When she brought them in she would very dramatically shake a bag that she had carried them in, as if they were alive inside.  The kids loved it. She also gave...
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Fact Family Fun!

July 15, 2011
Fact Family Fun!

Fact Families Fact families are really not families of people full of facts but they are groups of numbers that when in addition or subtraction (also multiplication and division) equations work!   The great thing is when kids learn one fact they really know 4! For instance: 3 + 5 = 8 can also be...
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Creating Imaginative Cities

July 1, 2011
Creating Imaginative Cities

Creating Cities One of our final projects for the year was Geo-Cities.  Our students made cities to show their understanding of geometric terms but in a way that even if they didn’t understand the terms beforehand,  they did afterward. Parallel, perpendicular and intersecting always confuse kids so this was a great opportunity to create...
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Discovering 3-D Shapes

June 27, 2011
Discovering 3-D Shapes

Creating 3-D Shapes My students explored spaces in 2-d before we moved to 3-D ones.  Then they were off and running!  They made tetrahedrons, pyramids the square bases and triangular bases and pentagons.  Labeling each shape they were eager to make more complicated shapes.  Gum drops and marshmallows take a little more patience to...
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Probability or is it Just Possible?

May 1, 2011
Probability or is it Just Possible?

  Probability Learning about probability and the vocabulary that goes with it can be a lot of fun, as my students learned last week.  They used spinners and a paper clip to determine which number would come in the most.  The spinner was split in half for the numbers 1 and 2 and number...
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Olivia’s Mickey Mouse Dot-to-Dot

February 22, 2011
Olivia’s Mickey Mouse Dot-to-Dot

Mickey Mouse One of my students is studying Disney World so I made this dot-to-dot for her.  She had to count by 5’s or 10’s to complete the picture correctly. Save Tweet
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Audrey’s Giraffe Coloring Sheet

February 22, 2011
Audrey’s Giraffe Coloring Sheet

Giraffe Coloring Sheet A made coloring sheets for all of the younger students in the classroom and Audrey asked for one on giraffes.  I was delighted that she loved how it turned out!  This sheet has a combination of multiplication, addition and subtraction. The key for the answers is: tan= 81 yellow = 32...
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