Saturday, October 25, 2014

Five for Friday- Math Facts, Constructed Response Tasks, Stellaluna and Bats, Scarecrows and a Halloween Sale








Happy Friday, y'all!

We are linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the "Five for Friday Weekly Linky Party."  Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom! We have a Halloween Sale this weekend in our store!
Stellaluna and Bats galore! I know I already talked about Stellaluna on Tuesday's post- (click here to read it), but my kids and I just had such a great time with it! I have really been working on annotating with my students because I want them close reading and truly THINKING while they are reading. They have LOVED it! Check out how we have been analyzing text-


One of my students' favorite parts of fourth grade is spending time with our kindergarten buddies. We try to get together with them every other week to read, write, and help them with their fun projects! 


We reviewed multiplication and division fact families by making Halloween posters. I gave each student a colored sheet of copy paper. We folded it into fourths, and then they pasted the title, and bats in each box. Students chose their fact families and added some spooky decor! The adorable bat clipart is available from Krista Wallden. :)


Each student  worked on their own "Spider Facts" booklet. It is great practice for morning work, classwork, and homework! We ALWAYS need to review our facts! Click here to see it! 


We've been working on math constructed response problems. I want my kids to really be able to read a math story problem, analyze it, and then explain how they solved it. I started off doing these problems whole group so I could model my thinking. Then, I had the kids try them working in pairs. Now, we've been using them for homework. My students are enjoying them, and they are gaining confidence solving these tasks. If you want to use these in your classroom, please check them out here


I hope you have a great weekend, and don't forget to check out all the blogs linked up to Five For Friday!

Thanks for stopping by!


2 comments:

  1. We did buddy tasks this week too.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

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  2. I love the idea of making a craft/art project with kindergarten buddies! We have sister schools, so we are K-2 and 3-5. This makes it hard to do this. :0( Thanks so much for sharing your week...

    Smiles,
    Sarah

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