Pumpkin Day Math and Science Fun – 2011 Edition

Well. Another Pumpkin Day is here and gone. It always seems to come up so quickly and then pass just as quickly. The kids had a great morning of Math and Science fun! The students did a lot of work in a very short amount of time. Much to there surprise, students were not just…

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Two Digit Division with Ease!

In Math, we have been continuing to look at the division of two digit numbers. Now that we understand how we can use place value to show why we place the numbers where they go in our division equations, it is time to take that learning and transfer it to the more traditional way of…

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Division of Double Digit Numbers

In our math program, students have been learning about double digit divison. As you will probably expect, we are learning it a very different way from the way we were taught many years ago. The Math-U-See program emphasizes place value as a way to illustrate to students why the numbers they are using written down…

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And Now For Something Completely Different!

It’s been awhile since we have had something fun on the blog and I found something really funny to share with you but first . . . One of my fantastic students did something that I thought was really cool and I wanted to share it with you. As you may or may not know,…

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Who Wants More Skating?

Didn’t Thanksgiving seem to go by in a blur? Here and gone again for another year. But it’s not really gone is it? If you are anything like me, who ate way too much, those memories are still hanging around. But also, the idea behind Thanksgiving is one that should always be with us. This…

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Notes for the Weekend and Homework!

It’s amazing how quickly the first weekend has gone already. We have had a fabulous week with lots of things going on. Of course, there is much more to come. Just some notes as we go into the weekend. I have changed the calendar as apparently I was the only who had access which, of…

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A Funny Math Video For You

Hi everyone! I am showing some of the teachers how to add video to their blog and thought I would add this funny video about math. See if you can figure out what they are doing wrong!!!

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I Eat A Cookie, You Eat A Cookie, We All Eat Cookies!!!!

Last Friday, the students and I had a blast doing our Oreo Cookie Math projects. First of all, thank you to all of you parents that donated a package of cookies to the class. It was very generous and we ended up with lots and lots of cookies to use which was fantastic. The project…

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It’s Oobleck Day!!!

It was a busy day in the Grade 2/3 class!! Students had a full day of fun and excitement. In Science this afternoon, I told students about my discovery of an extremely strange substance. On a cruise to Alaska, my wife and I were wondering along a secluded path. As we walked along, I suddenly…

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Troubles in Video Land

Well, I guess the math video displayed well but the sound was very quiet and hard to hear. When I get a better mike, I will maybe redo the video so that you can hear it better. One thing to mention though, the video just describes multiplication without regrouping which means we are not “carrying”….

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