Monday, January 30, 2012

American Revolution Games and Videos

In Social Studies, we are studying the American Revolution. The students love learning about the historical facts that helped shape our nation. I have included several interesting sites for further investigation. - The Road to Revolution Game 

Math Anchor Charts- Geometry

 The above anchor chart is on classifying quadrilaterals. It is important for students to understand that there is more than one way to classify a quadrilateral. For example, a square is a quadrilateral because it has four sides and four angles. It is also a parallelogram because it has two pair of parallel sides. It is a rhombus because it has four right angles, two pair of parallel sides, and 4 sides of equal length. It can also be a rectangle. So, a square is a quadrilateral, parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, and a square. 

 This anchor chart is on how to graph using the coordinate system. The students learned to graph ordered pairs by "running" down the x axis, and "jumping" up the y axis. You always have to run, then jump!
This anchor chart is on solid figures. Students need to be able to identify the number of faces, edges, and vertices in each figure. They should also be able to identify a figure by looking at a net. A net is the figure unfolded, as shown on the left hand side. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Graphing in the first quadrant

In math we are working on graphing in the first quadrant. The students have had fun learning how to plot points in the coordinate plane. If you would like some extra help, the following website offers great practice. You can help Billy Bug find his food by directing him to the appropriate spot, according to the given ordered pair.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school!
I hope that you had a wonderful Winter Break!

Remember to send your report card cover letters back signed as soon as possible!