Sunday, March 8, 2015

Animal Adaptation's Foldable and "I Have, Who Has" Game

One of my favorite science units is Animal Adaptations. This year my students made a foldable that I wanted to share with you. They had to illustrate and write definitions to some important adaptation vocabulary words. I thought they turned out pretty well :)

We also played my student's favorite science review game! My students and I both love "I Have, Who Has" games!

Animal Adaptations "I Have, Who Has" Game

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Icy Day and PARCC Testing

School was canceled today due to the icy roads. Unfortunately, I made it almost all the way to school before I got the call :(. It made for a scary morning commute! 
I am pretty excited to have the day off though after yesterday's first day of PARCC testing. It would just be asking too much to have technology work and have everything go smoothly for the first day of testing right? Luckily, we have awesome tech people who were able to help out, because I was about to have a panic attack when 5 of my students weren't able to connect to the testing site and then one of my students wasn't even in the testing system! It was a rough start! Has anyone else started state testing yet? 
Today I am working on catching up on my list of things I have been wanting to create. I have been so busy with volleyball season, that I haven't had any extra time to work on some of the things I have been wanting to.  We are just now ready to take our multi-digit multiplication test this week, so making review task cards was my priority. I would love to know where some of you other 4th grade teachers are at in math. We have a new math series this year that we are told we have to stick to and the other 4th grade teachers at my school and I are struggling to get through it. We haven't covered long division, fractions, or geometry! And wouldn't you know it seems like the only problem types on the PARCC test are fractions and long division! 

Multi-Digit Multiplication Task Cards (2 Digit by 2 Digit)

Here are the task cards I created to review multi-digit multiplication. If you happen to have the My Math series, these follow Chapter 5. They will be half off for the next 24 hours.