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Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

Our first little bit was Social Studies.  We read two articles from our newspaper about women's lack of a right to vote and Susan B. Anthony.  My favorite part was watching the video from School House Rock, "Sufferin' for Sufferage!"  We have done quite a bit with technology lately, but today's activity was "old school."  We took six cause and effect statements and paired them.  I allowed the tables to work as a group because the information could be a little tricky!  

Our next little bit was working with Kidblog.  Yesterday, I purchased the Teacher Premium portion of Kidblog that allows for a few extra bells and whistles, and I needed the kids help to quickly (haha) put them into place (it was quicker than working alone)!  

First we logged on to Kidblog, went to our profiles and connected our web services.  Basically, we are now able to embed any of the work they do in Google Drive to their Kidblog page with only one click!  Next, I asked each of them to type in their school email into their profile.  Now, they can logon to Kidblog through their Google account.  There was a step I needed to do on my end to make this work, so they used that 5 minutes to choose an avatar for their profile.  Finally, each student opened the four posts they have created and assigned it a category.  This will allow them to search for posts more easily within a subject area.

Mrs. Whitehead has also joined our Kidblog accounts as a teacher.  This means, you will now see Science posts along with Math and Social Studies!

We were not able to post our PowToons to Kidblog today due to time, so kids have a break on getting them finished.  They are due tomorrow!
Our last little bit was math.  We completed a Countdown to STAAR spiral review.  Our STAAR test is going to be on Monday, April 20.

Our Think30 celebration will be on May 6.  We will go to Chuck E. Cheese (kids only need money for tokens) and a movie (kids only need money for concessions).  

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