Monday, October 24, 2011

Go Math is …

please insert adjective of your choice….

I am posting the answers for our homework tonight for two reasons:

1. to help the kids and the parents

2. to get blog world’s opinion about this _______ program (again please insert adjective of your choice)

{Please remember I teach 5th grade :) }

Our objective was Order of Operations and then some Spiral Review of some of the past 11 lessons in Chapter 1… yes you may need to reread that sentence.

Below is our homework …it is 9:30 here and as I was studying for our lesson tomorrow I thought well Duh!  That’s how parents can know what’s going on silly…. BLOG ABOUT IT!  Sometimes it takes a while for the lightbulb to go off….

I took several pictures so the problems would be clear:


the brackets are a little off and l--->r means read left to rightDSCN2645DSCN2646DSCN2647

Back of Assignment


Have a Great Week Teaching!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fun Writing Activity

Are you like me and are looking for some fun ways to incorporate Halloween/Fall Goodness in your curriculum?  I started a bulletin board that says We’re so “Spook”tacular its Scary. Kinda had a nice ring to it, but then I was stuck!  haha I’ve done “spook”tacular work, Have a “Spook”tacular Halloween, etc. but always had lower elementary cuteness to go with it. So I brainstormed, and I pulled out a oldie, but goodie from my college creative arts class. It’s a progressive drawing. If you are not familiar with this is, it is pretty neat. The hardest part is making sure the paper is folded correctly.GDSCN2612roup kids into threes and give each kid needs one sheet of paper. Do a trifold so that it looks like an accordion. There are three rotations. We decided to draw monsters in relation to the bulletin board.

First the kids draw their own heads:DSCN2613

then fold the head back and rotate papers clockwise and everybody draws the bodies next:DSCN2618

then fold the body back and rotate the last time and draw the feet:


Then rotate it back to the original owners and Viola!  You have a monster. The hubs and I did an example for the kids…DSCN2616


We have laughed and laughed at ourselves…go ahead laugh with us!






I gave the kids 5 min. on each section. After they completed the drawings they wrote silly stories using their spelling words to go along with their “Spook”tacular Monsters.

I will post pictures of the bulletin board and the kids monsters tomorrow!

Happy Teaching!

Monday, October 3, 2011


I won over at What the Teacher Wants!  What an awesome ending to a not so great day.  I can’t wait to use this in my classroom.  We are starting a Native American Unit, two digit multiplication, and on Unit 2 in Reading Street!  Stay tuned tomorrow for a reading street freebie!

Happy Teaching!