We are finally finishing up our unit on fractions. I thought it would never end! Here are some task cards I made on converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers. I will give a copy to the first two followers who comment and leave their email! Or click on the picture to check them out at my TPT store.
Graphics by: Tracee Orman and Catherine Reed (The Brown Bag Teacher)
Yay my first giveaway!! I have no idea what I am doing, but I'm going to give it a try! I have heard so many people talk about the book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate recently. It also won the 2013 Newberry Award. I decided I needed to check it out for myself, and I somehow ended up with 2 copies. So it is up for grabs to one of my lovely followers!
As I was walking around the classroom this morning, I noticed one group of students all had a notecard on their desk that was split in half with one side labeled students and the other labeled Miss K. Underneath the names were tally marks. Soooo obviously I needed to know what this was about so I asked my best student.....he got really nervous and said he didn't make it up and that I should probably ask someone else. Another student then explained that I got a tally when I said something funny or interesting and the class got a tally when they said something funny or interesting. He pointed out that I was losing and I " might want to step up my game." I tend to be a little competitive so I found myself teaching and saying something funny and then pointing out that what I said was funny and that they should mark it down....pathetic I know. Clearly I am not as funny as I think I am. Not sure what the total was at the end of the day....but I'm sure I won :)
Last weekend I was over at my aunt's house celebrating her birthday and she brought out the CUTEST thing ever....... it was a singing birthday hat! As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have one for my classroom. So I immediately went to Hallmark and now my class has a new tradition for celebrating birthdays....they have to get the privilege of wearing the singing birthday hat! They think it is hilarious and LOVE it!! Here is a video of the hat...