Sunday, December 30, 2012

4th Grade Common Core!!

I have recovered from Christmas and have been working on several school projects over vacation. I am really excited to share my latest addition to the TpT website. I have been looking to make math assessments for each of the common core standards to use with my 4th graders. I wanted them to be simple and sweet--a quick way to assess student mastery of each standard. I am proud to share that they are finally completed and available on my TpT site. While this was made to assess the 4th grade standards, it could also be useful in 3rd grade for enrichment or 5th grade for remediation. I will be working on the other grade levels over the next few weeks. When you visit my TpT store, there is a downloadable preview. Go Common Core!
...And, Happy New Year!

Friday, December 14, 2012


We finally squeezed in a fun Christmas activity with math. To practice identifying 2D and 3D shapes and evaluating data, we completed Laura Davis' Mathtivity called Geome-TREE found on TpT. The students constructed a Christmas tree decorated with different ornaments with shapes and figures in them. We cut, colored, glittered and hung. They are too cute. The activity is geared towards primary students so I created our own data sheet more adaptable to 4th grade. Now they are hanging in our pod and I look forward to doing this activity with my students each year!
Oh, and if you're wondering why our trees are my previous blog post! = )
P.S. 5 more school days until Christmas Break!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Christmas Season... upon us! To get into the festive mood, I'm sharing a photo of our classroom Christmas's black! Happy Holidays to all!