Happy Valentine's Day
I hope something made the day special for you. The hubby and I had dinner out at a favorite restaurant. It was a bit of a challenge for me, since I started on The Daniel Plan two weeks ago. I'm loving the healthy eating!
I picked up some packages of valentines at the Dollar Tree - if you don't have a dollar store, you may want to stock up after the holiday for next year. I printed out some fraction models with labels and glued them to the back of the valentines. After laminating and cutting, they are ready to sort.
My kids loved this book by David Adler. One of the activities in it was these paper plate pizzas. Great for comparing fractions!
In keeping with the fraction theme, we explored with our fraction bars - both these concrete ones and our online virtual fraction bars. Fractions are always so hard in third grade, but using the manipulatives helps.
My intervention group had a fantastic time playing a multiplication game from Pitner's Poupourri. Click the picture to get this great freebie from her blog.
And finally, this is why I couldn't post until after school today! We had a great field trip to the Environmental Center, which is operated by our school district. Our morning was spent learning about fossils:
Check out the mammoth tooth fossil!
The kids got to go into one square of this grid and find as many fossils as they could.
After counting and sorting back in the classroom, they could choose three to take home.