Two of my grade level friends and I did a little field trip research yesterday. We took our own kids to Animal Safari outside of Atlanta, and we had the best time seeing all of the animals and just hanging out together. It was amazing to be able to get so close to the animals, and the kids loved it! More than likely, we won't be able to take our students there for quite awhile due to the distance (we couldn't take school buses and can't afford other means of transportation), but I would love to have seen some of my students' faces when a huge buffalo tried to lick them-yuck! I'm also so thankful to teach with a group that works well together and truly enjoys each others company. We missed the other two who couldn't make it.
I've also been working on my fractions unit, and I'm happy with the end result. This is one of those units that I always feel rushed in, but I'm going to try to slow it down a little next year, because there are a lot of fun things students can do when studying fractions. I may also make a small mixed numbers unit, because I still need to create a few additional lessons on mixed numbers, because even though that's not in our standards, it really helps when I get to my measurement unit.
You can download one of my favorite activities from the pack on the link below! Enjoy!
Hear, Near & Far Winter Trees
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