Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What do we like to do during recess?

Hi! ReaganL. & SamanthaC. here! Have you ever wondered what goes on at the playground? we wanted to show you some reaserch we did on what we students like to do at recess. So we made our own text feature to go with this blog post, a graph! If you look down at the graph below you will see what O'Leary & Lipsky's class like to do at recess, for example, tag, soccer, talk with friends, slide & more!!!!!!! We were surprised to learn that most of the kids we interviewed like playing soccer the most at recess. And not many kids liked the slide, or just running around. So have we convinced you to look at our graph? if we did you can start looking at it NOW!!!!!!

So did you like our graph? if you do thank you! if you don't shame on you!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baby Chicks!

Friday was an exciting day. During Science Workshop, we took a field trip to Mrs. Swidorsky's 5th grade classroom to visit their newly hatched baby chicks. The SOLAR Team could barely contain their excitement.

Mrs. Swidorsky gave us a close look at the incubator where the eggs were turned three times a day to stay healthy, and showed us the
chicken coop which will soon be their residence. The fifth graders talked to us a little about embryology and then got the baby chicks out of their temporary shelter so we could pet them. What a neat experience! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fractions of 24

Today we worked on finding fractions of 24 things. Here is the chart that displays the work that we did today in class. Students are quickly developing and deepening their understanding of fractions.

Comparing Fractions

Young mathematicians have been creating a conceptual understanding of fractions. We have talked about several different ways to compare fractions. We've created this chart to remind us of some of the ways to compare fractions.

How would you compare the following fractions:
  • Which is greater 2/3 or 7/8?
  • Which is greater 2/12 or 6/12?
  • Which is greater 1/10 or 1/4?
  • Which is greater 4/5 or 5/4?

(Leave us a comment with the answers!)

Knowing different ways to compare fractions can be very helpful!

Fractions are Fun! :)