## Thursday, December 8, 2011

### Weathering & Fractions

I don't know about everyone else, but my kiddos are getting a little anxious for Christmas, and it's getting harder and harder to keep them focused.  They're LOVING the Christmas activities, but we still have a lot of curriculum to get through too.  On a spur of the moment decision today I had my students make our weathering and erosion anchor chart.  I knew they would get a kick out of it, but I had no idea just how much they would get into it.  They were ALL so engaged and worked so hard on their charts.  This is something I will definitely keep in my bag of tricks for when I need a little something extra.

It was funny to see how their charts mimicked the organization and layouts of the anchor charts that I create.   I think I saw a few future teachers at work today.

Fractions
I just finished a fraction concentration game that you may enjoy.  You can click on the picture for your copy!

1. Hey Asleigh! I love this printable (no surprise, they are all wonderful!) and wanted to say THANKS for sharing! We will definitely be playing this game this year :)
Kristen

2. Thanks so much for sharing Ashleigh! And YES my kids are going {CRAZY} about Christmas as well! :)

3. Happy Holidays Ashleigh!!! I am passing along a little holiday card as a way to say thanks for everything you have shared. I am so happy to know you in bloggy land! Here's the link to the card: http://www.heypasteit.com/clip/0532
Kristen :)

4. These are so cute!! Thank you for sharing:) I will be using these with my little girl who is SO interested in math right now. This will be an introduction to fractions for her:) Thanks again!!

5. Great idea having the students create the anchor charts! I just may have to borrow that idea :)

~Stephanie
Teaching in Room 6

6. Hi, I'm a French teacher and I love your fractions game! Thanks for sharing it. My question is: which font did you use in it because I need to change the English words to French?
Thank you again!

7. Love it, and THANKS for sharing!

~Nikki T
Smart Tarts Learning