Saturday, April 5, 2014

Austism Awareness

This week our school "Lit it up Blue" for Autism Awareness.  I want to share an amazing song that a local student wrote for Autism awareness. He was a student at my school, although he was never in my class.
Stay with You by Mozart Sobrinho
He came back to school to play for our morning announcements and this video was created to support a walk for Autism in my area. I seriously started crying listening to this young man sing this song. I hope you are moved as much as I was. Listen and enjoy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Measurement Fun

Today is my first day back after Spring Break. April Fools--the first day back?  Yes, I'm not joking.
so I decided to start the day with a little fun--with non-standard units of measurement as our next Math unit, I had just the thing.

First I began with a cute little story Called How Big is a Foot?
It's a cute little story about a King who wants to give his Queen a present that she doesn't have. It incorporates the idea that not all feet are the same and how the Standard unit of a Foot came to be.

Next, we tested this theory and we ALL, me included, traced our feet. You can see them in our chart here.

After we took some time to order our feet from Smallest to biggest, we talked about how this might be a problem when measuring things in real life.
I then, gave each student a mustache that I cut using Mustache border from Creative Teaching Press.
I mustached them to measure a few different items and record it in their notebooks.

 Pardon my horrible drawing of the mustaches.  But, that being said, I demonstrated how to use the mustache to measure and move it along the length of an item.

At the end of the lesson, I asked the class to turn their mustache over and write what they had learned. Voila! non-Standard units of measurement fun!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale

Are you in need of some units for the end of the year? Earth Day? Mother's Day? Geometry? Time? I may have just the item you need.  It's not an official TPT sale, however a lot of sellers have put their stores on sale. click on the image below to head over to my store. Are you interested in becoming a seller?  click HERE to sign up.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Are you Happy?

Are you happy?  I have 2 days until Spring Break!  woohoo!! I spent today in a training that was really good. I learned some new things, processed new information and reviewed some previous knowledge. I have Chili (healthy Chili with turkey meat) already on the stove and now I'm going to pick up my kids form school!
I am Happy!!! This is my theme song the rest of the week!!!

Have a great rest of the week!

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