Monday, December 19, 2011
We hope every child had as much fun as we did celebrating and sharing time together, because we know that these are the memories children cherish forever.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Just before you start I want to let you know that this is going to be the best news about this creative author!
First, what I want to tell you about her is that she was born in Schenectady New York and you know what is kinda shocking is that she says she really was not planning on being an author.
Did you know that Anne Mazer had two children in Paris? Well it is true. Anne studied French language and literature at Sorbonne in Paris. Also she admits sometimes she would sneak out of school to go out to the library to read.
Did you know it took her seven years to publish her first book? That is 100% right that it took her that long. Her first book she made was Watch Me. Anne Mazer is a full time professional writer. Anne took the book, writing yoga , by Bruce Black on a field trip to her stepsons college graduation. And the last but not least Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create a guide book for young writers called Spilling Ink.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Did you know that New Deli is India’s national capitol like ours is Washington D.C?Here is more facts of india.
-The population of india is 1,166,079,217 people
-the coventual name of india is Republic of india
-the location of all over india is southern asia,bording,the arabian and Bay of Bengal,between Burma and Pakistan
-the chief of the state(president) is Preasident pratiba Patel the head of the state is prime minister Mohmamhand Singh.
Did you know that there is a beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra? This is some facts about it.
-The year it was made by is 1631 it was completed in 1653 it took 22 years to make it .
-It was made by the king shah jahan it was dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal the begum or wife of shah jahan.
-It was made in Agra
-the building type is Islamic tomb the artiureis,magal.
-the Archicture is ustad Ambad lanuri.The cost of construction is 32 crore ruppes
-there was 20,000 workers the hiolights is 1 of the 7 wonders In the world.
-The timing to go there is sunrise to sunset Friday is closed the fee is 750 dollars for given tourists 510 dollars for other countries and no entry for children under 15 years of age
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Hi, It’s Caden here, guest blogger. I decided to talk about Dan Greenburg because he writes funny, yet science fictional and educational book series with great endings. Dan Greenburg is the author of 72 books, translated into 20 languages in 24 different countries , including 5 children book series:
-THE ZACK FILES
-SECRETS OF DRIPPING FANG
-and new series CLAWS
(No more book series.)
Here are some more facts about Dan Greenburg:
Greenburg was born on June 20, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Dan is currently 75 years old
Greenburg has known as a humorist, a novelist, a journalist, a screenwriter, and a playwright.
Dan currently lives in Westchester county, NY.
Greenburg went to University of Illinois for college and got his B.F.A.in 1958 there but got his M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. in 1960.
Greenburg was raised to be an artist like his father, he studied design at the University of Illinois.
In up to 3 presentations a day, Greenburg gets students, especially happy readers, excited about books-about writing them as well as reading them.
That was my report on Dan Greenburg, bye!
Monday, October 31, 2011
One way we are learning to visualize these relationships is through the use of arrays. An array is a rectangular arrangement of an equal number of items in rows and columns. Arrays can be helpful when solving more “difficult” multiplication situations. Being able to visualize how to break multiplication problems into parts becomes even more important when we begin to solve multi-digit problems.
The following is an example of how we can split an array into smaller arrays making it easier to find the product.
Another way we can lay a strong foundation for multiplication is to practice skip counting by multiples of numbers 2-12. The goal is to skip count fluently (within 3 seconds) from one multiple to the next.This task can be practiced at home, between commercial breaks, or even in the car. Being able to skip count fluently will undoubtedly help us in our work with multiplication and division. Check out this website that helps with skip counting.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
For example, look at the arrangement of 16 and 17 chairs below:
Students also realized that you could skip count by either the column or the row to get the product. Sixteen, for example, has an array that is a 2x8. You can count by 2's eight times... 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 or you can count by 8's two times... 8, 16.
Stay tuned this week as our young mathematicians learn how to decompose an array to make a more difficult multiplication equation simpler.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
-She loves eating apples and popcorn.
-She has 2 goats 1 lamb 2 cats.
-She has two kids one is Traci.
-At the age of 41 her 1st book was published.
-She lived in Caliaforina for almost 37 yeas.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Put 245 on the open number line and count backward by 178. You can make the jump of 178 any way you want. Most kids jump backward to landmark numbers. 245 jump back 45 is 100, and then jump back 30 is 70, then jump back 3 is 67. Left to Right
Furthermore, in some situations, we also encourage students to compensate. For example,
Remember, the purpose of exposing students to multiple strategies is two-fold. First, students need to be able to solve using two different strategies to check their work, and secondly students will be able to identify the strategy that is most efficient based on the problem. Students who successfully accomplish this have number sense and are able to work with numbers mentally and flexibly. Our students are busy every day becoming young mathematicians.
Friday, October 7, 2011
1.) What is the value of the 6 in the number 4,365?
In math class, we have been diligently working on our number sense unit. We will have our Unit 3 End of Unit Assessment on Wednesday (10/12/11). The following are some examples of questions that students should be able to answer:
2.) Which inequality sign fits in the between these equations: 65 +10 ___ 95.
3.) How do you write 2,356 in explanded form?
4.) How many groups of ten are in 457? How many ones are left over?
5.) There are 145 first graders and 138 second graders in the dining room. How many students are there in all?
6.) There are 336 marbles in a jar. The marbles are either red or blue. There are 245 blue marbles. How many red marbles are there?
Answer three of these questions in a comment by Tuesday (10/11) and you will earn extra class money! Don't forget to sign your first name only when you leave a comment.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Kate Dicamillo was born in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. She was raised in Clemont,Flordia. She currently lives in Minneapolis,Minnisota. She is short,loud,hates to cook and loves to eat. She is childless and single. She has lots of friends. She has a book club for kids. She moved away in her twenties. Her birthday is March 25,1964 she was born in the north. She had poor health as a child. She is an aunt of three children. She is the author of 13 children books. She is the author of The Tale Of Despereaux. Her first book was Because Of Winn-Dixy. She is skiny.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
- Based on the calendar, what was the last day of August?
- Based on the calendar, what will be the first day of October?
- Correctly write the date of the second Saturday of September. (September 10, 2011)
- What are three mathematical characteristics that are true about a square?
Other Skills Questions:
- Write the following number in standard form: 6,000 + 400+ 30 + 7 (Answer: 6,437)
- Write the following number in expanded form: 5,348(Answer: 5,000 + 300 + 40 + 8)
- Write the following in standard form: three thousand, nine hundred forty-two (Answer: 3,942)
- Today is the 17th day of school. If we collected one dime oneach day of school how much money would we have? ($1.70 or 170 cents)
- Fill in the following math analogy: 150: 125 :: 325 : ____ (Answer: 300)
If you know how to answer these questions, you are all set! Want to practice more? Ask your parents to study with you by making up questions that are similar the those above.
Want to earn some class money? Answer the following questions:
What is your favorite part of Calendar Math?
What is the date of the third Monday of September?
Write the following number in standard form: six thousand, seven hundred forty-seven.
Don't forget to put your name in the post!!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Mrs. Shall and Miss Russell’s class has collected 432 Box Tops. Mrs. Smith’s class collected 284 Box Tops. How many more Box Tops did the Shall/Russell class collect than Mrs. Smith’s class?
When thinking about this problem students may think of it in two different ways. Some students prefer to work this problem as addition with the equation being 432-284. Some students prefer to think of this problem with a missing addend such as: 284 + ___ = 432. Either thought process is correct and will help the student get the right answer.
The following are some sample questions for tomorrow’s quiz. If you leave a comment with the answer for your correct group, you may receive a special treat tomorrow. Don’t forget to answer the entire question!
Russell Homeroom: I am 54 more than 100. What number am I? I am 54 less than 100. What number am I?
Shall Homeroom: I am 47 more than 400. What number am I? I am 47 less than 100. What number am I?
Lipsky Homeroom: Brandon’s family went on a family trip. They stopped at the gas station at mile 67. They stopped again to get lunch at mile 201. How far from the gas station to lunch?
O’Leary Homeroom: Over the weekend Miss Russell went on a road trip to Miami. Miss Russell drove 456 miles. Her friend only drove 267 miles. How many more miles did Miss Russell drive then her friend drove?
If you can answer these questions, you will be all set for tomorrow’s quiz!
Friday, September 23, 2011
To brush up on this important Reading Skill, check out this fun video about Main Idea.
Here are some other sites with games about MAIN IDEA:
Hope you enjoy checking out these sites!
Love Mrs.O'Leary and Ms.Lipsky
Sunday, September 18, 2011
1. Growing Plants (students are able to change variables in order to test how plants grow best)