Sunday, October 28, 2012

Multiplication Math Games

Happy holidays to my Awesome Owls! As I spend my last Saturday of the holiday on the couch watching my San Francisco Giants in the World Series, I find time to catch up on some blog work. I published many new multiplication math games to go with our new EM unit. Click on the EM Math Game page and enjoy!

Also, I know many of you are trying to improve your basic math facts/number bonds/minute math. Here is a great game where you can practice your fast math.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bake Sale Results!!!

Thank you to all of the families and students who helped bake goods for our CCBRT Bake Sale! It was a wonderful event. There were so many tasty treats and one of my girls even made some earrings to sell! The kids were thrilled to sell their goods and watched as their blue frosted cupcakes, chocolatey brownies and homemade breads slipped through their fingers in the name of a good cause.

Overall, we raised 422,500 Tsh for CCBRT. One generous grandmother from the US even sent a donation all the way across the oceans right into our collection can! After the baked goods were sold, Yuna and her mother took the left overs to CCBRT and gave the patients and their families some treats as a surprise. All in all, it was an amazing day and I am happy to be part of such a fantastic student led event. My class is truly.... electrifying!


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spending Money

This past week we began our unit on Economics. We are learning how we organize ourselves with economics and started with the concept of goods vs. services. Next week, students will be thinking about and predicting what their family spends money on and then working with their parents to determine and discuss what their family actually spends their money on. Using the list we created, will then discuss whether each item is a good or service, and then later on in the unit, whether each item is a want or a need.

For all of you teachers out there, I created this printable to guide this activity. Please feel free to download it and use it!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Unit Video In The Making

3R has been working extremely hard over the past few weeks putting together a stop-animation video all about the circulatory system. The video will be unveiled soon (thanks to our film producer, Mr. Mikey) but I realized that I had not shared the photos of us hard at work creating.

The kids decided what part of the film they wanted to work on and divided into groups. Some students wrote the script, others designed the human body and a few broke up into small groups and created the prop body parts and diagram labels. The kids have worked so hard on this and I can't wait to share it with everyone very, very soon!

Writing the Script

Creating the Blood Cells

Drawing the Heart (by Hand!)

Working on the Lungs

Designing the Set (the Body)