We just finished up our introduction to fractions. We learned that any fraction can be thought of as a pizza or a pond. We're now going to take our knowledge of fractions and apply it to measurement and recording data.
Click on Unit 5 to see what we will be able to do.
Check out our new
PLACE VALUE VIDEO
A big thanks to Zach McMullen for recording and editing. They turned out so cool!
Keep practicing those multiplication facts!!! A couple times per week we will do minute math. We already celebrated those who made it through their 10's facts at my "birthday party" in November. We will celebrate again close to Christmas, so practice practice practice!
Here's a really fun website to practice your multiplication facts.
We started using Front Row Math as a center in class. This is a math program on the ipad or web that adjusts to the abilities of each of the students. The better you do the higher you'll move up the levels. This program can be used at home as well for some extra math practice. Here's a link. You can also get the app for ipad. Students simply log on with their first and last name and our class code which is bw6fmz.
Study Island is another great resource for some extra math practice at home. Students should practice the lessons that I have assigned for our class. These lessons will relate very closely with the things we are doing in class and will prepare students for taking the parcc assessment. We try to get to the computer lab once per week to work on Study Island but extra practice at home will be very beneficial.
We are having a hard time remembering which formula to use for area and which one to use for perimeter. We can't seem to remember when to square it and when not to square it. Soooo, a few kiddos from Mrs. McInturff's class helped me come up with a catchy rap to help us out.
Thank you to our volunteer firemen from Homeworth and North Georgetown for coming to talk to our third graders about fire safety.
We learned such things as:
How important it is to know your address!
Have a working smoke detector in your home.
Practice fire drill even at home!
Have the emergency number in a place you can find it easily.
Never go back in your home if it's on fire!
The firemen gave us "Child" stickers to put in our bedroom windows and we had the opportunity to:
Practice Stop, Drop, and Roll
Squirt a firehose
Try on equipment
Look up close at the fire trucks.
Thank you firemen for volunteering your time here at Knox Elementary as well as your time to keep us safe in our homes and community.
I'll post more pics soon.
Learning area with Cheez-its :-)
Third and 4th graders had a pep rally to kick off our Warrior Way this year.
When you visit us here at Knox Elementary you will be impressed at how Respectful Responsible and Ready to learn our students are.
Watch the video.
Thanks to my son, Zach, for helping to edit the video.