Mrs. Fry and I dressed up for Math Madness last Thursday in order to use kinesthetic intelligence to teach our students to "be the decimal point" as they slid to the left or the right.  Moving the decimal within the metric system taught our students about capacity as they converted liters to kiloliters or milliliters.  We had a great time (as always) and I am currently working on uploading the video to TeacherTube.  Be patient and I will post the link shortly!

Okay, okay....I understand it doesn't have a lot to do with writing, but I did write a short rap to hook the students (part of it is in the subject of the blog).  I'll try to post the rest later (it's still at school and I am not).

And now, the link!  ..... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1758062259928455856&ei=iGHZSZSNJ5GsrQLc66yFBg&q=metric+slide&hl=en


 
 

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!  Today was an absolute blast!  We started the day with an assembly for all the students (at which I got to lead cheers!), and then transitioned into reading all day long.  I was fortunate enough to bounce from class to class reading a couple of my books.  I read Jackie's Song to a 4th grade classroom and a 5th grade classroom and The Rappin' Prince to eight other 5th grade classrooms!  Our kids were absolutely fantastic (as always) and asked some great questions about the publishing process as well as the writing process.  Additionally, I even came up with a future story idea after Dr. Johnson came into our classroom with her boa on in order to read Fancy Nancy.  Stay posted and.... SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY STUDENTS AT AUSTELL!!

 

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