Can you tell we talked about alliteration this week. I promise it won't go beyond the title of this post. ;O)
Here are our link ups for today:
Let's take a look at our week:
1) Stacia's class got to play with prisms last week and we got to play this week!!
My girls in the bottom right corner said, "Mrs. Broadnax, look, we have a rainbow colored wound on our hands! We are bleeding Roy G. Biv!" That's one of the things I love about 4th graders...they are clever and funny!! But best of all, they get my little quirks and jokes, too!! (I asked them if a leprechaun was going to jump out of their hand!! And they laughed and started making up stories!) :O)
2) We are still working on fractions. Woe....is....me.... It's a process for sure. Right now we are working through making improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa. They don't see it. Out come the manipulatives. And, we just learned about a new website that has TONS of common core resources for math. You can even download the powerpoints and tweak them to meet your class's needs!! Here it is:
You sign up (for free) and then you can search by the common core standard. Check it out!!! I think I may blog more about this later with visuals...maybe I'll dare to link up the a techy linky...maybe!! ;O)
3) We are finishing up our unit on the Road to the Revolution. I read this book
about the battle at Lexington and Concord. It's a GREAT book!! They loved it!! It was completely silent the entire time I read it (which, these days, is a miracle with my 29 students!). Then, we had some great discussion about it! So much more fun than the textbook!! And Paul Revere's famous ride finally makes sense!!
4) We are still working on figurative language. We made a book of similes, metaphors, and then creating metaphors from similes. Here is a picture of our books.
The simile page says, "My sister is as funny as a clown." Then, at the bottom he says: "a.k.a- My sister really acts like a clown."
(different author) The metaphor page says, "My sister is a pig when it comes to food." (I'm noticing a sister theme.)
Then they had to write a simile and make it a metaphor. It says, "She is as busy as a bee. -> She is a busy bee."
They are simple, but I'll take it!!
Our freebie is a graphic organizer book for figurative language. We hope it can help you in some way! If you think you can use it, let us know what you think about it! :O)
Don't forget the big sale this weekend!! We will have our items for 20% off at Teachers Pay Teachers and 25% off at Teacher's Notebook!! Our sale will be Saturday and Sunday!!
How was your week??