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Prime Number Monster Slap! I am excited to share one of my new math centers for the up and coming school year… Prime Number Monster Slap! I am a sucker for good card games! During our summer vacations, when the family gets all together, many late night hours are spent playing a variety card games. With that in mind I was inspired to make a fun card game for my class that would engage them as they review Prime Numbers. Prime Number Monster Slap It is a great way to ensure your students know the rules of divisibility and can determine which numbers are prime. I know my new class of little monsters are going to go wild over this game! Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Historical Fiction, Here We Come! Well, my fourth graders and I are NEARLY finished with our feature articles unit...and, boy, have we had a blast! They have learned so much about different text structures, how to take a topic and "spin" it to make it more appealing--not to mention all the new tech skills they learned like inserting photos with citations, and so on. So...next on the list? Historical fiction! I LOVE historical fiction! This whole week I have been working to realign my unit "stuff" with the Common Core, and it was a big relief to finish that tonight! Here is my request/challenge/bribe...I am asking for suggestions as to other historical fiction books you have read with students and loved! So...leave me book suggestions over the next two days, and I will have my son draw the name out of a hat (could be a plastic baggie--just trying to be honest here) sometime Saturday morning and I will ship off all 64 pages of that bad boy right to the winner's emailbox!
Fourth Grade Flipper Test Prep Stations A few months ago I found a great idea for Test Prep Stations (see previous post). Here is a pic of what I created to use in my classroom. I let the kids pick which station they wanted to complete each day, as long as they completed each one during the week. My kids LOVED doing this each week. We did start our CRAFT lessons this week during our NYS Math testing, but didn't have our full ELA time since we were instructing during our normal Math time. So far my kids have actually been really using some of the strategies I have introduced. For next week, we will continue our ELA block reading our novel, Bunnicula. Right now, I am using these kiddos as my guinea pigs for next year since I have to teach all fourth graders ELA.
Teaching In The Fast Lane Fabulous Fourth Grade 2 Smart Wenches Fabulous in Fifth! I taught a few mini-lessons from Razzle Dazzle Writing last week. The book is kid and teacher friendly and contains many printables. I have never been so excited to teach writing! One of the lessons we did was "Show, Don't Tell." Here are samples of the paragraphs my children wrote: 4th Grade Educational Websites