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Most recent forum messagesenThu, 13 Jun 2013 02:18:08 GMTJive Engage 5.0.5.0 (http://jivesoftware.com/products/)2013-06-13T02:18:08ZenRe: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:e9769f5e-f1ee-4ff3-91af-39ada5fcf753] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>I have an activity that I started with my 5th grades which I believe to be very meaningful to both myself and students. It is a Bell Ringer that students start at the beginning of every class period. I take 5 problems from previous unit assessments that gave them trouble and students spend 5 to 10 min.working on one problem per day after a little reteaching they are able to master. If they get it correct they receive a stamp which later gets tallied as a grade at the end of the week. </p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:e9769f5e-f1ee-4ff3-91af-39ada5fcf753] -->Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:18:08 GMTnoreplies@thinkfinity.orghttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/74446?tstart=0#744462013-06-13T02:18:08Z10 months, 1 week ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:6481876c-b54a-4cbb-97f5-402003e6fcbb] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>Kelli,</p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>This discussion is from the 2011-2012 academic year. Discussions from 2012-2013 will have that in the beginning of their title.</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:6481876c-b54a-4cbb-97f5-402003e6fcbb] -->Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:33:49 GMTnoreplies@thinkfinity.orghttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/72459?tstart=0#724592013-04-17T20:33:49Z12 months, 3 days ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:cb586726-76fc-4ba4-b0f5-19f19a2b265c] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>I use several activities in the classroom that some people might think is extravagant or wasteful in terms of time or resources but I will only name one. I really like this game I do on the board with the students that deals with multiplication facts. Its kind of hard to explain, but I draw a multiplication table chart on the board and on the right and top I write numbers 0 to 9. Then I put the students in two groups and one by one they have to fill in the chart and that fastest group to fill the chart is the winner. Some teachers tell me why don't you just do the flash cards. I think that is boring and this way it keeps the students active and excited about their group winning. I believe this game is effective and enjoyable to both myself and my students!!!!</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:cb586726-76fc-4ba4-b0f5-19f19a2b265c] -->Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:58:46 GMTnoreplies@thinkfinity.orghttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/72432?tstart=0#724322013-04-17T16:58:46Z12 months, 3 days ago10Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:17cc6488-8e89-4fa7-959a-1d592bb51947] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p><strong>RE: 6th six weeks required discussion</strong></p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>I also use "mad minute" and "Race Track" for the first quarter of the year. I find that 6th graders are pretty good at multiplication facts but have slipped on addition facts, and more often than not count backwards to subtract. I have also used "I have" cards--have a great resource book for just about any math skill, but I really like the idea of having them make their own. We have 9-week exams, so the day after mine is usually a day to relax a bit but still do math.</p><p>For the first nine weeks, I do "Order of Operation Mobiles". In some years, the students create an order of operation problem involving all aspects of PEMDAS, then solve by placing each simplified step on a pencil diagram that gets shorter until the final solution. Writing the expression takes some doing, so when time is shorter I have them draw an expression. The pencils are then decorated and strung together.</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:17cc6488-8e89-4fa7-959a-1d592bb51947] -->Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:29:29 GMTnoreplies@thinkfinity.orghttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/49554?tstart=0#495542012-06-15T01:29:29Z1 year, 10 months ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:0faf4373-c5fb-49b0-bee9-18e80cab2907] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>I love the tetrahedron kite activity. It usually takes two days to make the kite and then we take an additional day to fly the kite. Many may think this is wasted time. During the process of making the kite we review the properties of triangles, quadrilaaterals, pyramids and similar solids. I make my students figure out where to attach the kite string in order for the kite to fly. We also review angle of elevation while we are flying the kites. My students really enjoy making the kites and flying themis really relaxing. I did not have time for my students to do this project the last couple of years. Thanks to the beginning institute I brought it back and hope to continue to use it every year.</p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>I also like finding the surface area and volume of an ice cream cone. This is another one I have not used the past couple of years. I was able to incorporate it back into my lessons this year.</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:0faf4373-c5fb-49b0-bee9-18e80cab2907] -->Wed, 13 Jun 2012 02:18:54 GMTnoreplies@thinkfinity.orghttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/49404?tstart=0#494042012-06-13T02:18:54Z1 year, 10 months ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:f143d73a-e0db-426c-86e9-126c1d5229ef] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>Brigette</p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>My students also have to do I HAVE, WHO HAS cards. I give them a template on the computer and then they have to come up with their own set of 16 - 25 on a particular topic. I feel they learn more by having ownership in the product.</p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>Christy</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:f143d73a-e0db-426c-86e9-126c1d5229ef] -->Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:15:27 GMTygonzalez@kingsvilleisd.comhttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/49385?tstart=0#493852012-06-12T11:15:27Z1 year, 10 months ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:b56b873c-d375-4720-b89d-81a22ab90089] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>Afton</p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>The game I think helps students with their logic is mancala. Students have to "logic" out their next move. They must think several steps ahead to what if, then. </p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>Christy</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:b56b873c-d375-4720-b89d-81a22ab90089] -->Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:13:44 GMTygonzalez@kingsvilleisd.comhttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/49384?tstart=0#493842012-06-12T11:13:44Z1 year, 10 months ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:e0c202db-0e16-4528-a97f-2157917da78a] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>Christian</p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>I do something similar with bananas - students weigh the bananas, peel them, eat them, and then weigh the remaining peels. Before the activity, they guess what percent of the banana is peel. Afterwards, they calculate what percent of the total was peel. They really enjoy it.</p><p style="min-height: 8pt; height: 8pt; padding: 0px;"> </p><p>Christy</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:e0c202db-0e16-4528-a97f-2157917da78a] -->Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:11:20 GMTygonzalez@kingsvilleisd.comhttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/49383?tstart=0#493832012-06-12T11:11:20Z1 year, 10 months ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:e98826b9-7224-4338-a32e-e5f7aedc8ac9] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>In past years I have done an activity with my students right around Valentine's Day. Each of the students would receive a small bag of M&M's. They would sort them according to color and then figure the probability of taking each color one at a time out of the bag. The students would have to simplify fractions and make probability statements about each color in the bag. We would a then create a graph with their information. Then you get to eat your work. FUN!</p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:e98826b9-7224-4338-a32e-e5f7aedc8ac9] -->Tue, 12 Jun 2012 03:40:47 GMTnoreplies@thinkfinity.orghttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/49374?tstart=0#493742012-06-12T03:40:47Z1 year, 10 months ago0Re: 6th (final) Six Weeks Required Discussion
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<!-- [DocumentBodyStart:47afb47b-1333-4bc6-b6e3-d7b1bd7d3685] --><div class="jive-rendered-content"><p>I remember that activity, I was a student of yours! </p><p> Everyday I post two or three problems up on the board for the students to warm up their brains. After each student comes up to the smart board and solves the problem, wrong or right, we give that student a classroom cheer. At first, the students are totally mortified, but grow to love this time of cheer. It does take some time and it does get loud. The goal of this ritual is to make all students feel worthy and safe in my classroom. It is not about always getting it right, but more about trying and feeling safe to fail in front of the classroom. </p></div><!-- [DocumentBodyEnd:47afb47b-1333-4bc6-b6e3-d7b1bd7d3685] -->Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:27:57 GMTnoreplies@thinkfinity.orghttp://www.thinkfinity.org/message/49235?tstart=0#492352012-06-10T20:27:57Z1 year, 10 months ago0