Thursday, April 24, 2014

What Kids Need To Know

Last week after watching Kid President for Video Friday I created a homework assignment for my students to go home and create a project that shares what they think kids need to know on their first day on Earth. There were some great projects and I was really proud of the time and thought that went into them. Take a look at the photos and don't forget to click on Preston's video at the bottom.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Multiplication: Partial Products Algorithm

Dear Parents,

The way we teach math now a days is very different from when I was young. We have just recently started a unit on multiplying two-digit and three-digit numbers by a single factor. Throughout the unit I will be teaching three different algorithms or ways of solving the problems.

The first one is the partial products algorithm. This is a great way for kids to understand what multiplication actually is before learning more traditional algorithms that just have kids solve the problem and go through the motions. If you are unfamiliar with this method or the students need help with their homework this week, you can use this too.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Video Friday: Class Favorite!

Today for Video Friday I showed another Kid President video. The message is a letter to someone who is just born teaching them about life and the important things they need to know to be a responsible, fun, kind and cool kid. You know I love Kid President but I think my kids are starting to love him even more than I do. Tell you what, share the love and pass the video on.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Plant Unit Games

Hello everyone. The plant unit is in full swing and we are learning a lot about how plants grow with the
help of technology and how we use plants in everyday life. Here are two games that the Grade 3 Team has found. The students have been enjoying them.

3rd World Farmer

Extinct! Are You Smarter Than a Plant?