Friday, October 26, 2012
Check it out! Mrs. Lawrence made me a pumpkin and it is Hello Kitty! I think it is so cute and I have it on display in my classroom.
This week we learned about action verbs and linking verbs. The kids each got a coloring page of an Angry Bird and then wrote a paragraph about it. After writing they had to reread their paragraph and highlight action and linking verbs. I think they were excited about this activity.
We have also been learning about long division. This week we played Multiply, Divide, and Conquer. The kids divided into two teams. Here is a picture of the winning team this round.
We also learned how to divide using the partial quotient method. Do you know this method? If not check out this video I made to explain it.
We wrapped up the week with an activity to explore mechanical weathering.
The kids used fine and coarse sand paper to weather their rocks (sugar cubes). Then they recorded their observations in the flipbook we made.
STUDENTS: What did you think about the partial quotient method for long division? At first several of you didn't like it at all. Now that you've had a little while to practice that method I'd love to hear what you think!