Happy Saturday! I am linking up with one of my bloggy crushes, Katie from Rock and Teach, for a Rockin’ Giveaway. There are 2 amazing prize packs and a $50 TpT Gift Certificate up for grabs!
Katie encouraged us to share one way our class has been rockin’. This year I am using Engage New York for the first time and in the beginning it was nothing short of terrifying… but now I love how it builds, gives students several ways to show what they know and it has also revealed the many holes our old curriculum has for teaching the standards. We got off to a slow start with the first module and my kiddos struffled with the multiplication and division unit because a lot of the class struggles mastering their facts, but once we hit fractions and decimals it was amazing to see them shine! Because it is a new curriculum and we struggled at first, we were so far behind on geometry! Our SBAC test is next week and I was so nervous that they wouldn’t get through all of the necessary material. Well, we haven’t gotten through all of it but we have covered a lot of important geometry topics the last week and a 1/2. Now, I don’t want to boast but my kids have been ROCKIN’ Geometry.
We started our geometry unit off by examining the Sierpinski Triangle. It BLEW their minds. The debate over how many triangles were present was amazing to witness. I loved their dialogue… a lot of “I respectively disagree with you” or “Have you considered” going around.
Later in the week we had some perfect protractor partner practice. (#xoxoalliteration)
They struggled a little bit, but I partnered the kids who seemed to get it with the kids who needed some help. Sometimes peer tutoring is the way to go. I am happy to say, they are masters of the protractor after this week.
The fabulous Blair Turner shared this craft on her instagram account. Who doesn’t love math crafts? And in neon… come on. This was an easy and quick assessment tool. My coworker and I prepped these during recess and after recess it only took 15 minutes for my kiddos to show me what they know. They look wonderful on the bulletin board! Needless to say, I am proud of their hardwork this week. On Monday we are doing a fun sidewalk chalk activity, partnering with our 3rd grade buddy class. Keep up the rockin’ work everyone, summer is almost here! Let’s end this year with a BANG!
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