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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Celebrating the Heroic Women of 2013

My friend, Jack Lilburn, produced this for Microsoft.  I love the message of the video, but I also love that Jack (who has been creative and clever since I met him in 2nd grade) is also a Brown School and Hand graduate.  The things that you see on TV, in movies, online are made by creative people much like yourselves.  As I always tell you, you can do amazing and awesome things if you put your mind to it and keep at it!  Jack was an incredible artist in so many ways, cartooning, videography, acting, etc, and this is part of what he does now to continue creating.

On this last day of 2013, enter 2014 with a plan to do something that inspires someone, even if it only inspires you!  You all inspire me every day!

Happy New Year!  I can't wait to see you in 2014!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sunday, Frozen!

If you are stuck home for vacation this year, feel free to meet me at the Branford movies on Sunday, December 22 at 1:30 to see Frozen!  There will be popcorn and laughs!  (You have to buy your own popcorn!)

questions?  leave a comment below or go to my instagram!  "misskahrimanis"

-Miss K  :)

Happy Vacation!

Enjoy the time off and have a very Happy New Year!

Vintage Chalk Style Serving Plate Happy New Year

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hexaflexagon madness!

They are looking great!

More for Blue and Green class tomorrow!

since I'm going to miss you so much over vacation, please follow me on Instagram, @misskahrimanis and post your vacation photos with the hashtag: #misskwintervacation to share them with me!


-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Red and White class, it was a blast beginning to work on the Hexaflexagons in class today.  I've got templates below for you to try.  Click on the image to go to a printable page!  Blue and Green classes, thank you for your diligent work on the math test.  I should have the tests graded and in the gradebook by Friday!

See yesterday's post for video tutorials on how to fold!

Thanks and have a good night!  Remember, No homework for the rest of the year (2013) in math!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Test tomorrow!

I'm REALLY hoping that we don't have a snow day tomorrow!  No inside out PJ's or spoons under your pillows people!!!  I want to see you tomorrow!

Answers from today's worksheet are above.  Click to see it larger!

Study for tomorrow!  Hope for no snow!  Hexaflexagons on Wednesday!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wintery Weekend and pajama day!

I hope that everyone enjoyed the scavenger hunt in class today!  It was fun to have everyone running all around the room and chatting, but still doing some great math work!  I hope that you guys have a fun and safe weekend enjoying the snow!  Homework is to study for the test on Tuesday.  You have tons of stuff to study from, so make sure that you are doing everything you can to do your best on the test!

Here's a post I found online that is simultaneously mathy, geeky, and depressing!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Study Guide Answers

Here are the answers for the green study guide.  Feel free to double check your work with these notes.  The test is now going to be TUESDAY!  Since we had the delay, the day off and SAIL today, I figured we could use some extra prep time.  Please continue to study!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Decimal Foldable

If you weren't in class today (either absent or in Orchestra) be sure to pick up the paper from class tomorrow.  We made decimal foldable study guides.  The blanks are below and I've included one student's example below as well!  (Thank you B!)

Remember, tonight's homework is to complete the bright green study guide for tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dividing Grasp!

Shopping Again!

Today's classwork (and tonight's homework if you didn't finish in class).

We also have a study guide due Thursday and a test Friday.  If you didn't get one today, I will give you one in class tomorrow!  Don't forget to get your report card envelope signed tonight!

Have a great night!

-Miss K  :)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

No Homework tonight

But please remember to talk to your family about Adopt-a-Family!!!!

Videos from class today:

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Madiba ... Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

-Miss K  :)

Dividing Decimals

Homework tonight is to complete the second sheet in the dividing decimals packet.  (pages 3 and 4)

How to divide decimals:

-Miss K  :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Multiplying Decimals Values

Hello again everyone!  It was great to see you back after the long Thanksgiving weekend!  I really missed you!  I'm sad to say that I will have to miss you again tomorrow as I will be at a math conference tomorrow!

I've planned a shopping trip for you tomorrow, so I hope that you enjoy it!  it will be on multiplying with decimal values.  See the notes and reminders below to help you with multiplying and specifically multiplying decimal values below!

Long Form Multiplication:
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Multiplying Decimal Values:
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You have notes on the front and back of the first page in your multiplication packet.  Please take a look at those to help you with your homework if you are having any difficulty!

Examples from class:

Homework problems 1 & 2 below!  You will need to complete all of pages 3 and 4 in the packet for homework tonight!


I hope that this helps!  Have a great night and a good day tomorrow!  I will see you on Wednesday!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

How big is a billion? - Numberphile

And you thought it was confusing when I taught you big numbers....  Apparently there are two DIFFERENT billions!!!!

-Miss K  :)

87,539,319 - Numberphile

Happy Black Friday!  I'm spending mine watching geeky math videos!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday before Turkey Day!

Hey all!

Thanks so much for participating in my little shopping trip today!  I hope that you had fun!  I loved seeing the effort and dedication that you put into your work on this assignment!  We will do something like this again soon!

Tonight's homework is to complete pages 4 and 5 in your adding and subtracting decimals packet!  I will post the answer on here tomorrow so you can check your work since we will be having a special day in class tomorrow for the half day!

Thanks again for always doing your best in class!  If you won't be here tomorrow, please accept my "Happy Thanksgiving" today!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Line up the dot and give it all you've got!

Want to play the game from class?



Homework is pages 2 and 3 in the adding and subtracting packet.

Tomorrow we will go on a shopping trip!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pixel art for Monday

Okay...  We are going to get a little creative next week and play with pixel art!

Your homework is to come with a large, square (hopefully color) picture on Monday if you can!  Feel free to email the picture to me if you would prefer and I can print it out for you.  Instagram pictures are ideal for pixelating because they are already square and usually have bright, simple shapes.  If you want to use an instagram picture, you can hashtag it #misskpixelart and I will be able to access it!

If you can't get a picture printed, that is fine!  You can email me or tag the picture on instagram or just rip a picture out of the comics of your Sunday paper or whatever you can find.  If you can't make it happen one of those way, that's okay too!  I will have extra images for you!

Here are two pictures of my dog that I was able to pixelate digitally.

As you can see, when we pixelate, we can break an image up into boxes (sometimes even other shapes) and represent the image in a different manner.  Old video games used to look very pixelated.  See Mario and the Duck Hunt duck below.

I spent many an afternoon playing this game!

If you have a picture that you would like to digitally pixelate like I did to my dog above, you can go to LunaPic and pixelate it here!  If you have trouble getting to the "Pixelate" section, choose it from the "adjust" menu items.  It's the 6th one down.

Here are some fun and funky examples of pixel art, sometimes using pixels, sometimes using interesting objects like rubik's cubes or candy!

Rubik's Cubes!

Jelly Beans!


 Tee shirts!

A video on making the Tee Shirt pixel art!

Try making some basic pixel art here!

Check out some really cool mosaics made from random objects HERE!

If you have any questions or if there is any confusion about what you are supposed to do, don't worry about it and we will talk about it on Monday!  If you can bring in a picture, GREAT!  If you email me a picture, GREAT!  If you can hashtag a picture, GREAT!

If you can't, NO WORRIES!!!

Enjoy your weekend and I can't wait to begin making art with you on Monday!!!

-Miss K  :)