Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer Reading!

In my book, summer is the BEST time to get some serious reading done! Pool days, road trips, if you're lucky… plane rides and beach days, make excellent opportunities for reading! I have gathered a plethora of reading resources for you! Don't forget to check out the Summer Reading tab on our blog for even more!

Complete a Summer Reading Bucketlist from Notimeforflashcards!

Monday, May 19, 2014

I can describe the various ecosystems found in Missouri and around the world.

Use these links to find information about your ecosystem!!!

Students in 3rd grade Social Studies are studying the various ecosystems (biomes). They chose an ecosystem and researched. They will then teach their classmates all about their ecosystem.
Tyler- Wetlands
Anna- Desert
Alisa- Ponds and lakes
Hayley- Rainforest
Nathan- Temperate
DJ- Rivers and streams
Nora- Taiga
Lexi- Tropical oceans
Elandrea- Tundra

The students will use this note taking sheet to help them.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Equivalent Fractions

Practice identifying equivalent fractions with these games!

We've Got Our Head in the Game!

We have officially wrapped up week one of MAP testing! 3rd graders have 2 more days of testing and 4th grade has one!
I am so proud of the kids and their focus and determination (and excitement!) for MAP testing. I have heard such positive comments about MAP testing (I'm sure it's because of the treats, snacks and the parade in the morning!)

Our 1st grade buddies decorated our door to help cheer us on as we're working hard on our test!

On Monday April 21, the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders got PEPPED up by the younger students. Our MAP theme is "Get Your Head in the Game" so each class created a sports themed banner to run through. It was a great way to kick off our testing week!

As an extra incentive, students in our class got a little extra treat and motivation cards. These have been quite the hit!
Teachers- I got my little notes here! To print many notes of the same kind, I took screen shots and imported them into a word document. You can see the notes I choose here

Each day after testing, students receive a score on their MAP testing rubric. After testing is done, we celebrate with a MAP Minute to Win It game. Each intermediate teacher chooses a game and students rotate through the classrooms! It's one crazy, fun time!
Click on this link for the rubric
In addition to all of this fun, each teacher choose a MAP Test MVP for the day. Our class MVP's are:







And drumroll please….