In an earlier post, I shared a quick math game my students enjoy doing. This week we did another one my kiddos really enjoyed. It became a favorite for our intervention block activities. I'm not sure where I found it, but it's quite simple - and it really makes them think - a plus this time of year!
Roll 6 dice. Take out the 1's and 5's. Ones are worth 100 points and fives are worth 50 points. You can choose to stop, or roll again (using the dice that weren't ones or fives.) Keep rolling until you have no dice left - but if you roll and get NO ones or fives, you lose all your points from that round. The person who gets to 1,000 points first is the winner. Make sense? Probably not. It seemed easy to explain when I could model it. You can modify it so it makes sense to you.
We also worked on telling time to 5-minutes this week. I was actually impressed with how well they did. We did this unit after doing fractions and I think that really helped them understand the idea of the clock being in quarters - quarter of, quarter after, etc.
We ended the week with a quick formative assessment (my administrator would be so proud of me) using book characters. Students chose any book character they wanted and came up with four different things that character would do. Then they decided on a time (including am or pm) it would happen. Here are some examples. (Do not grade the spelling - we were in a hurry.)
If you would like to use the activity sheet with your kids, click on the picture below to download it.
I'm going to end this week with a peek into my closet. I was talking with a couple teacher friends about blogging about school clothes - and they suggested I share shoe pictures! Now, if you know me, you know shoes are my favorite part of an outfit.... along with cute tops... and accessories... so I thought each Friday (ok, Saturday this time) I'd share a photo or two of some fave shoes from the week. Here are this week's picks:
I originally took the pictures with the shoes on my feet. But I redid them. I need a pedicure. And some new toes. They are not very photogenic. The shoes looked better with my feet out of the picture. I think I got the ones on the right at Kohls. I'm not sure where the other ones came from. Shoes are so fun!
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