## Monday, February 29, 2016

### Math Around the Room

We have been working hard on learning area and perimeter of rectangles over the past few weeks.

What is Area?

What is Perimeter?

As a way to review, we spent some time finding rectangles in the classroom and figuring out the area and perimeter. We used the Skitch app to take pictures of rectangles in the room.

We then had to measure the rectangle we chose and compute the area and perimeter.

It was a great way to review the concepts that we've learned and also practice our measurement skills.

We used the app Skitch to show our work.

Take a look at some of our pictures.

Here is Meredith and Sydney's Skitch picture.

Here is Julian and Avery's Skitch picture.

Here is Riley and Shiloh's Skitch picture.

Here is Mason T. and Dorothy's Skitch Picture.

Here is Lainie and Lauren's Skitch picture.

We also used Skitch to start thinking about fractions in our new fraction unit.

We took pictures of items in the classroom and divided them into equal portions.

We can find math wherever we look. Can you think of some times when we use area, perimeter, or fractions in our daily life?

## Thursday, February 25, 2016

### Snow Day Challenge #1

As promised, here is your first Snow Day Challenge.

CREATE!

Yes, Create! You can create out of paper, blocks, toys, snow, toothpicks, and well, pretty much anything! Use your imagination and make a creation.

I will check back at the end of the day and update our class blog with the creations.

UPDATE
Check out these awesome Snow Day Challenge blog posts!

Sydney wrote a great paragraph all about the zoo she created. Check out her paragraph at her blog, Sydney's Stupendous Blog.

Dorothy wrote a wonderful blog post about her Lego Creation. Looks really cool!

Read about what she created on her blog here: Dorothy's Distinctive Blog.

Lainie made a monster during our Snow Day! Read her great post. Lainie's Magnificent Blog.

Have an amazing Snow Day and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

## Monday, February 8, 2016

### Kidwish 2016

We started off our school year with a collaborative project called Kidwish 2016.

For Kidwish, we started with thinking of a wish we had for the world for  the year 2016. We were going to connect with students in Ms. Chapman's third grade class in Andover, Kansas and share our wishes with them.

After we decided what our wishes for the world were, we made cards for our friends in Kansas. We each wrote to a student in Ms. Chapman's class and that same student wrote back to us!

Then we worked on writing essays about our wishes to share with our friends in Kansas. Check them out below.

Joey's wish:

Lainie's wish:

Meredith's wish:

Mason T's wish:

Julian's wish:

Shiloh's wish:

Dorothy's wish:

Andrew's wish:

Sydney's wish:

Mason W.'s wish:

Selena's wish:

Camden's wish:

Cordelia's wish:

Ethan's wish:

Korin's wish:

Lauren's wish:

Riley's wish:

Jordan's wish;

Kaityn's wish:

Omar's wish:

Avery's wish:

Then it was time to mail the letters and wait to receive our letters from Kansas. After we received them, we were able to Skype with Ms. Chapman's class and meet the person we wrote the letter to. It was great to see them!

We had a wonderful time connecting with Ms. Chapman's class. We are hoping to also connect with them on their classroom blog and our blogs.

Were you able to read any of our essays? We would love to hear your thoughts about an essay you read in the comment section below.