Saturday, June 15, 2013

5 Months of Learning Squeezed into ONE POST

The end of the school year was a WHIRLWIND. Which is why I have not posted since January! I will try to catch you up with everything we did though, so get ready for a massive picture post :)

As we got ready for the STAAR test, lots of fun (and sometimes delicious) reviewing took place...

In February, we reviewed fractions, measurement and conversions while we baked cupcakes:


In March, we reviewed area and perimeter by making a zoo. I cannot for the life of me remember where I got this idea, but I know it was from Pinterest... Basically, my students designed an animal enclosure and had to solve for its area and perimeter. Then they got to color!


In April, WE TESTED...

After the STAAR test, we learned TONS of science! Here are a few of the topics we covered (and that I remembered to take pics of!).

-Matter

-Moon Phases (with Oreos... YUM)

-Food Chains & Dissecting Owl Pellets

We also did a Science Fair project (which detergent worked best). Students broke into groups according to the detergent they thought would work best, stained some socks, washed them, and made boards to show the results. SO FUN!


I also managed to squeeze in some art lessons with my homeroom...

-Vincent Van Gogh


-Pablo Picasso


- Andy Warhol 




That's not all we did, but that's most of it. This school year was AMAZING. My students worked their tails off yet we had tons of fun. I feel so privileged to have gotten to work with such a fabulous group of kiddos!! I already miss my babies! 

2 comments:

  1. I want to be in your 4th grade class!! Looks like so much fun, even if you did have to take the STAAR. I love your area/perimeter zoo idea. Pinning! Please please post more details about all these great projects. I would love to learn more.

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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    1. Hey Amanda! I finally made a packet for the area and perimeter zoo project! I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think. If you send me your email I'll send you a copy
      :)

      The link is here if you'd like to check it out!
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Area-Perimeter-Zoo-Practicing-Area-Perimeter-766592

      -Katie

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