Into the Groove!
Well, we have been back to school for a week now and the fifth graders are really getting into the groove of things on the top floor! We have continued working on routines and expectations and this week we have been working on our math class routine.
On Monday, fifth grade students registered for an account on tutpup. On this web site, they can practice basic math skills by competing with other students in a timed game. Sometimes that student may be in our classroom, but often it is a student in another country! They have been very excited about this challenge. We will be practicing our speed in order to prepare for the World Math Day Challenge!
We also began our unit on Geometry this week. Our focus this week is on Geometry indicators #2 and #3 (please see my Math W.A.G. page for details). We have been working in our Coach books, taking notes, doing some classwork assignments and have worked on the first Study Island assignment for math.
Fifth graders REALLY got into the groove today when we sang and danced in math class! I was very impressed with all three classes as they learned a song to help them remember the difference between parallel and perpendicular lines! Great job!