Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow Day

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.
When we all got home, I bundled the kids up, and we played outside in the snow. I think it took me longer to get everyone dressed than it did for us to actually play outside.  I think it may have scared my one-year old, but he definitely got into the spirit!

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.
Stay warm!


Kim said...

Love the comparing fractions activity. We are doing that next week. Would you consider sharing hte recording sheet?

Sarah said...

I'm originally from Ohio and now live in NC so this snow is nothing to me, but it is fun to see my kindergarteners excited about it! (and we got a snow day today!)


Korey Aquino said...

Was it the circle fractions that was the problem? It's harder to see the difference than with the fractions of a rectangle.

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