Five for Friday – May 19

Math

Man…oh…man… the end of school is always so crazy!  Anyone else feeling like they can barely keep up??? Even with all of the crazy, I’m still linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bug’s Teaching for another Five for Friday

Every year students complete a Think Like a Disciplinarian Project. This an ongoing project that takes the entire year. Students spend time researching their discipline (what it entails, tools, vocabulary, noted practitioners, interview someone in the field), write a report, and then share a presentation with the class. We started presentations this week and I’ve been blown away! The kids have all done an amazing job! Here are two to share – one student who did a poster about being a baseball player.  The other student studied being a chef and brought in her own recipe! Love the creativity!

We’ve been working on fractions this week. I love Amy Lemon’s Fraction Fanatic packet on TPT. If you teach fractions and are in 2nd grade – this is a great resource! I also love these flip books from Lakeshore. Great practice of matching up the fraction, picture, and picture representation of the fraction in sets.

Our awesome headmaster gave us a nice treat this week! He had a Coffee Bean catering truck on campus Tuesday morning.  The entire staff was treated to yummy drinks and pastries!

Here’s a quick formative assessment idea…one of our standards is students being able to identify 2D and 3D shapes and compare and contrast two 2D shapes.  We do have a paper assessment, but I also like to have the kids come back and test them one on one. I use the picture – they identify the two 2D figures. Then, they identify the two 3D models.  Last I have them compare and contrast the two figures on the page.  It’s quick, simple and I like that I get to discuss it with them.  Paper assessments are great too, but I do enjoy the observational assessments too!
Last weekend, my husband and I checked out Top Golf Las Vegas! What a fun place! Lots of golf options, pools, concert venue – it has it all! Do you have a Top Golf near you?
Have a wonderful weekend! 8 days to go with kids!

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    Susan K.
    May 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I've never heard of Top Golf, but I want one of those coffee trucks to come to my school! My last day of school is June 23 so the mayhem is just beginning! Enjoy your weekend!

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    Beti Kempa
    May 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    A coffee truck! What a great treat for the teachers. Enjoy your summer.
    Beti
    Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

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    Jordan
    May 20, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Oh goodness! June 23 you have a ways to go! I'm hoping you start later than we do! Hang in there! The last day will be here before you know it!
    Jordan
    Team J's Second Grade Fun

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    Jordan
    May 20, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Thank you! It was a delicious way to start the day. Hope you have a great summer too!
    Jordan
    Team J's Second Grade Fun

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