Thursday, February 28, 2013

Math Linky Party

I've linked up with Cindy at love2learn2day for a math Linky party.  There are lots of great ideas so check them out.
~Amanda

Friday, February 22, 2013

"Freebie" Measurement: Capacity Review (5.MD.1)

Hi There!  So much has happened in the past week!  Since I last blogged, our beloved Ozzy passed away on Saturday 2/16/13.  :(  He was 11 years and 2 months old.  We know he's in a better place, but it doesn't change the void our family feels.  I wasn't sure if I would be feeling a blog post this week; however, I'm committed to building this blog and want to stay consistent.

On that note, I've created a short review sheet for students to review capacity measurement (standard and metric) to satisfy part of the Common Core strand 5.MD.1.  You can download the document here. I will continue to post freebies as I go through this short unit in math and hope they are helpful for any 5th grade teacher out there tackling the Common Core.  If you have any ideas to share on measurement I would love to hear them. Have a fantastic weekend!
The link is in color, but I didn't want to print 18 colored sheets at home or school. :)
~Amanda



Freebie Fridays

Friday, February 15, 2013

Freebie-Infer With Calvin and Hobbes


In 5th grade we are constantly practicing how to infer things from a text.  Recently at our grade level planning, a seasoned teacher shared how to practice inferencing with comics.  As a class we did 7-9 on the sheets and then the children practiced independently 1-6 on the sheets.  The results were fantastic and I just wanted to share her wonderful idea.  You can get your copies of the practice sheet here (page 1, page 2, and page 3).  What activities do you do for the children to practice inferring?  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Food, Fractions, Freebie

We are wrapping up our primary focus on fractions next week, well until it's time to start reviewing for our state tests anyway.  That being said, I thought it would be fun to bring some more of what I loved in the lower grades to 5th grade.  Hence the creation of Food Fractions!  Late next week we are going to make Rice Krispy treats as a class.  The children are so pumped to "cook" at school during math time.  I created a fraction recording sheet  (click the name of the doc to get your "freebie") with the original recipe from Kellogs.  Basically, the children will have to work independently to figure out they need to double the recipe for everyone in the class to have a piece of the action.  Once they figure it out, they will work with a partner to double the fractions.  After all children have completed the task we will make the treats.  Should be a fantastic time had by all.  What do you do to complete a unit on fractions?

Monday, February 4, 2013

My First "Currently" :))

Thanks to Mrs. Young over at Young Daze in 5th Grade and Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade I'm now able to share my first "Currently".  Thank you so very much!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

100th Day Freebie!

Whew!!!  I'm finally finished with my first 100th day freebie for upper elementary teachers.  If you're like me and want to bring magic into the classroom with fun themed days from time to time then I have a few ideas for your 100th day of school!! The freebie includes a fraction and decimal snack mix learning task with a recording sheet.  It also has four different writing prompts for the 100th day and recording sheets for those as well.  You can download this freebie here.  If you like what you see, please join my blog.  I'm just getting started with creating freebies and would love new followers.  I'm currently creating 5th Grade Common Core Task Cards for Math.  I will be giving away this freebie to all of my followers when I reach the magical number of 100 followers!  Please share the blog and the freebies will come your way! Cheers!  ~Amanda