Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Hello to all on this rainy Tuesday!  I hope I am finding you well, wonderful, and dry! 

We began our day by completing Reading, part 1 and Math part 1 of our Terra Nova testing.  The students worked well and the time went by fast...before we knew it, it was over and time to head to resource classes.  

I hope you were able to click the link I shared yesterday and read about our Tournament of Books that is going on along with the NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament.  We are trying to determine our SMA 5th grade's 2015 Book of the Year!  What will it be?!!?  I hope everyone has already begun immersing themselves in one of these books that they may not have read yet!  Click HERE to read all about it :)

We are beginning our unit upon Addition and Subtraction of fractions with like and unlike denominators.  Please visit a few links (shown below) for extra practice and explanation of content specific skills:
Mario Bros. video
Fractions the easy way (lengthy, but thorough)
Khan Academy guided practice
Calculator Soup (a fraction calculator)
Adding Mixed Numbers SHMOOP
Equivalent Fractions Mix n'Match RESOURCE
Equivalent Fractions Pizza Game (iPhone or iPad click HERE)
Prime Factorization Game (iPhone or iPad click HERE)
Equivalent Fractions Dolphin Game (iPhone or iPad click HERE)
Fraction America Game (iPhone or iPad click HERE)
Converting Improper to Mixed Ice Cream Game (iPhone or iPad click HERE)
Football Math (adding fractions)
Soccer Math (Multiplying Fractions)
Baseball Math (simplifying fractions)

Announcements/ Reminders:
-Fish Fry this Friday 5-8PM
-Passion Play is Friday, April 3rd
-NO Homework this week due to Terra Nova testing
-Archery Tournament is TOMORROW
-St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, March 17th!

Spring Break begins 3 weeks from Friday!  That's only 18 school days away!

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