Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FCL: Measuring Volume Due Due April 29th

Everyday Math Lesson 9.8-9.9

Materials Needed:
  • Please watch the following video

  • Draw three rectangular prisms and make up their length, width and height. Write the measurements on the figure to label. Then figure out the volume for each shape. Please use a straight edge. 

 

FCL: Introduction into Volume Due April 28

Intro to Everyday Math Lesson 9.8-9.9

Materials Needed: interactive math notebook, volume/capacity graphic organizer
  • Watch the following video on volume and capacity

  • In your notebook, please write a definition for volume and capacity. 
  • Around your house find objects that have volume and capacity and fill out the scavenger hunt graphic organizer. The goal is to find 5 objects and record the data for them. 

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

FCL: Area of Parallelograms and Triangles Due April 26th

Everyday Math Lesson 9.5-9.6: Area of Parallelograms and Triangles

Materials Needed: interactive math notebook, ruler

  • Watch the following videos 



  • Write the formula (a number sentence with letters) for area of a parallelogram and triangle in your notebook
  • Paper Practice:
    • Parallelograms-
      • Draw 3 parallelograms with a ruler and measure each side to the nearest millimeter
      • Then measure the heights of the parallelograms
      • Determine the area of the parallelogram you drew to the nearest millimeter and show your work
    • Triangles-
      • Draw 3 triangles with a ruler and measure each side to the nearest millimeter
      • Determine the area of the triangles you drew to the nearest millimeter and show your work
  • Online Practice:
    • Go to IXL and practice skill Z.17 in 5th grade for 5 minutes

 

Learning Grit: Successful Failures Videos





Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FCL: Area of 2D Shapes Due April 21

Everyday Math Lesson 9.4 Area of 2D Shapes

Materials Needed: Math notebook with graphic organizer and graph paper glued into it. 

  • Review area and perimeter by watching this video
  • Write your own definition of perimeter and area in your math notebook

 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Exhibition Action Film Festival

We are in the process of brainstorming, drafting and receiving feedback on our action plans. Over the next few days we will be examining some videos and articles that show people taking action throughout the world. Enjoy a glimpse into our film festival with these selections.














 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

FCL: 2D Shape Transformations Due Tuesday April 19th

Great work on the first flipped classroom lesson. Not bad for a first try. We reflected on our experience and ready for our second lesson.

Everyday Math Unit 9.2 Assignment:

  • Then, watch this video on youtube:
  • Tasks- In your math notebook:
    • Write and define the following terms: transformation, reflection, rotation and translation
    • Create a model/image with labels showing each vocabulary word (make it colorful)
    • Play one of the following games for 5 minutes:

Sorting Out Exhibition Information

Exhibition is going really, really well and the students got started on writing their central ideas and lines of inquiry this past week. We followed the following steps with much success!

  • Created notecards with facts on them as a group
  • Sorted the notecards into categories
  • Wrote titles for the categories and determined if more research was needed
  • Did more research
  • Sorted the categories into sub-categories
  • Learned how to write an outline and created outlines for our research
  • Examined the POI and discussed the elements of a "good" central idea
  • Looked over lines of inquiry for Units of Inquiry throughout the school
  • Drafted, reflected and revised central ideas as a group
  • Used the central idea checklist to evaluate our central ideas
  • Looked at the key concept questions linked to our research and started to draft lines of inquiry
I am so proud of all of the hard work the kids are doing. Their knowledge and hard work on the PYP elements has been wonderful!









 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

FCL: Plotting On A Coordinate Plane Due Monday April 18th

Hello students! Today we are going to do a flipped classroom lesson. I was reintroduced to it during my CEESA conference and thought it would be a great way for us to get through our new math unit while continuing to spend lots of class time working on exhibition.

How it works is that you have a video to watch and some reading to do for homework before the lesson. This will help prepare you for the lesson. Then, the following day, you ask questions for what you don't understand and then complete the work.

Everyday Math Unit 9.1 Assignment:


  • Watch the following videos-



  • Tasks- In your Math Notebook:




 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Exhibition Retreat Planning

If you want to try planning an exhibition retreat, here are some steps to help you organize it.

  • Talk to your administrator about the idea. State the purpose and how it is going to benefit the students through the process of exhibition.
  • Start introducing the idea to parents and the teaching staff. Include a conversation with mentors to get them on board and excited about it.
  • Set a date. We had the students stay over night on Thursday so the retreat was for two full days. While it was exhausting for teachers since we were with the students the entire time without prep time, it allowed lots of time for lessons and fun. 
  • Create a blank schedule off timetable and share it with your mentors and specialist teachers. Ask them to donate their time and teach a lesson with the students at some point during those two days.
  • At the top of the schedule, offer some suggestions for staff members who want to participate, but are not confident about their ideas. 
  • Enlist the room parent to help organize the food. I asked families to send in snacks and drinks for the two days and to provide breakfast. We had more than enough food and the parents were eager to help. 
  • Talk to families. I did this during the exhibition morning for parents and students. In hindsight, I would talk to families way before this since it was a bit of a time crunch.
  • Make a packing list. In addition to the normal sleep over items, students brought yoga mats to sleep on and fun items such as a torch, game to play, stuffed animal and scary story.
  • Afterwards, have students write thank-you letters to everyone who participated, including the staff, chaperones and parents.