It's been a few years since we've had a good snow, and by "good snow" I mean ANYTHING that actually sticks, so I just have to share a picture of our big snow! This is the view from my classroom window, and let me just say that I've had students huddled up at the door looking outside all day. I had to bend the rules a little and let them go outside and play for a few minutes. I image that many of my students only have vague memories of ever seeing this much snow on the ground, so I had to let them have some fun. I'm anxious to find out if school will be canceled tomorrow.
I do have a couple of pictures of a fraction game that my students really enjoyed. They worked with a partner, and each group had two dice and a recording sheet. They took turns rolling the dice to create a fraction. Then, they had to use their fraction manipulatives to determine who created the largest fraction. I love any games where my students are learning but don't realize it!
We also practiced ordering different types of fractions, and I have to admit that I was blown away by how much trouble it was giving my students. I'm not quite sure if I'm not explaining it clearly, or if they have a misconception that I'm not seeing. Whenever I get back to school, I'm going to try to find the root of the problem, and we'll spend some more time on this topic.