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Monday, October 29, 2012

Bored, Hungry, Mathy?

-Miss K  :)

Toilet paper art...

(Can you tell I am kinda bored waiting for this storm to start?)

Incredible toilet paper installations by artist Sakir Gökcebag

Incredible toilet paper installations by artist Sakir Gökcebag

Incredible toilet paper installations by artist Sakir Gökcebag

Incredible toilet paper installations by artist Sakir Gökcebag

Incredible toilet paper installations by artist Sakir Gökcebag

From BOOOOOOOM.com and artist Sakir Gökcebag

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

East Wharf before the storm.

Sandy is letting you sleep in tomorrow and Tuesday.

No School Monday and Tuesday!  Please stay safe and dry!

Best wishes,

-Miss K  :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Another CML day!

Thank you for completing the second CML challenge in class today.  Your homework from Thursday will be corrected on Monday.

Tonight's homework is to get your test signed and to correct any problems that you had wrong on a separate piece of paper by WEDNESDAY!

Thanks!  Enjoy the weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rounding Decimal Values

Today we rounded decimal values.

Tonight's homework is to complete both sides of worksheet 3-2.  You can also play the silly "Rounding Off" game that we played in class here!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Decimal place values

We started our second unit today, decimals.  We went over the various place values and looked at visual representations of various decimal values.

Identifying place values in decimal numbers.  Scooter Game!  Place Value Pirates!


                      0.1                                                0.01
                One tenth                                    One hundredth

Tonight's homework is to complete both sides of the worksheet 3-1.

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cut the Rope!

Today, after taking some pre-tests, we played a game, Cut the Rope.  The reason we played this game is because it isn't easy and you can get frustrated with the game quite quickly.  My goal is that you keep trying even when things get difficult or you aren't immediately successful!  Take your time to do you best work, don't settle for good enough, and challenge yourself to keep going even when it seems like you can't do it.  You'd be amazed by what you can do when you keep trying.

Do you want to challenge yourself to keep trying, think differently, persevere?  Try the Cut the Rope game online here or by clicking on the image below.  Let me know what level you get to in the comments!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

CML and bookkeeping today!

No Homework!  Enjoy the day!

-Miss K  :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Ducks

These ducks were kept in a pen and hadn't seen or been in water before.  They seem to have fun once they finally get in and get a chance to play!

-Miss K  :)

Candy Corn Corn

Eat your veggies...

Candy Corn On The Cob of the Day

-Miss K  :)

Bond challenge

So, I'm just playing around on the internet on this blah sort of day.  Expect lots of fun, random posts over the next hour or so.

First, this ad for Coke Zero and the New James Bond movie in which a train station becomes an obstacle course.

-Miss K  :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Woo hoo!!!! I had 100,000 views!!!!

I finally hit 100,000 views on my blog!  Kyle C told me that he was visitor #100,000!  So cool!

In honor of my 100,000 view, here's some information and things having to do with 100,000.

It took one man 35 years to make this sculpture out of 100,000 toothpicks!

One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco wood toothpicks sculpture San Francisco multiples

The cities of Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury are the only ones in CT with populations over 100,000.

In 2011, over 100,000 kids were treated in the ER for injuries from playing on a Swing Set!

There is a movie called 100,000.  It is about stray dogs living in Puerto Rico!

100,000 Poster

In one year, the average American home uses 100,000 gallons of water!

Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day!

Thanks for helping me get to 100,000!!!!  NO homework this weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review for the test!

First off...  Don't forget how to add and subtract fractions!  Here are two quick examples to remind you:
Also, please take some time to look at the previous blog posts on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions!  They should be a big help in preparing for the test!


Fractions on a Number Line:

Find Grampy

Find Grammy

Sliding Scale

Others to select from

Converting Fractions to Decimals and Decimals to Fractions:

Fruit Shoot, Fractions to Decimals

Fractions to decimals

Fractions to Decimals shooting game (no simplifying)

Death to Decimals

Fraction Four Convert and then play Connect four

Computations with Fractions:

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Game

Fruit Shoot Adding

A Variety of Soccer Shootout games for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

Notes and Practice with Adding and Subtracting

Multiplying and Dividing Fraction Games

Dividing Fractions Basketball Game

STUDY, Study, study tonight!

-Miss K  :)

Test tomorrow!

Answers to the study guide:

Games to help you study will be in the next post!

-Miss K

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A bit of division practice...

Remember that the study guide is due tomorrow!  Study for Friday's test for HW tonight!!!

Division problems from class:

Study, study, study for the test!!!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Solving Proportions!

We spent today, solving proportions.  My computer had some trouble today, so please forgive me if this post is a little bit less informative.

Tonight's homework is the "Solving Proportions Worksheet" and to continue to prepare for Friday's Test.  

Have a good night!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, October 15, 2012


Today we began working on Proportions.  Take a look at this video to help you with using cross products.

Tomorrow we are going to talk about solving proportions.  Thing video can get you ready to do that!

Tonight's homework is to complete the proportion worksheet.  Please also remember that we have our test on Friday.  The study guide (which you got in class today) is due Thursday.

-Miss K  :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Word Problem Workout!

I was extremely impressed by the work I saw in class today as we completed the fraction word problems.   I think we really met our object of determining which operation to use in real life situations to solve fraction problems.  Thank you for your hard work and effort on this topic.

I know that we got a little bit goofy when we were talking about dividing, but you should apply the same test when you try to complete a fraction division problem...  If you are about to chop up people into pieces, you very likely have the problem set up wrong or shouldn't be dividing.  Please take a look at the problems on you paper or at the completed examples from class below to help you think about it.

We  will have a test next Friday, October 19th, 2012, so start preparing.  I will give you a study guide and practice problems on Monday, but you should be reviewing your old homework, the extra practice papers I've given out, your notes and the previous blog posts to help you prepare for this test.  There's a lot of information on it, and the sooner you get started, the better off you will be!

There is No Homework, so just have a lovely weekend and try to fit in some review/studying if you can!

-Miss K  :)