Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Short" Long Division

Short Division with a Roll Over Strip

I'm back!  OK, this short video will explain how to solve long division problems using the short division strategy and a roll over strip. The video is not blurry once it starts......Thank Goodness!

"Thank you Emmie for recording this for me!"  
My granddaughter, Emily, thinks she's I Carly! 

Number Forms Foldable

Student Math Journals: 3 number forms

Hey there! Don't know about everyone else, but summer for me always involves researching new ways and ideas for teaching and reaching students.  Visual aids really help my students acquire and apply the skills I am trying to share.  Our school is a Title One school and consists of over 40% ELL's so visual aids are very helpful.  But, hey I think we are all VISUAL learners really! :)

So.......... if I can just remember what I named the file I saved all this under! 

Well, the video looks blurry on my "Preview" but I hope it isn't when I go live with this. 
Anywho, here are step by step pictures on how to make it! 
I'm pretty good at the picture part!
I hope you like it, and if you do, I hope you share it! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Well, so far so good! I can finally "pin" things to Pinterest!
I am going to upload a link to a document that is the "header" or "letterhead" for the Red-Light journal pages. I got the idea from a GREAT blog: Runde's Room Blog

  • The  Red-Light Header for Journals allows students to use a highlighter to color their level of understanding in Red, Yellow, or Green.
  •  If a student can't understand much of the skill at all: They color the top RED one
  • If a student has only a few questions they color in the middle YELLOW
  • If they feel they understand then they color in the GREEN light.

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You can pin

How to use the place value flip book in class

Ok, so here are the pictures of the flip book on place value. You would print all three documents in the link. This one package will be enough for 2 students.

Teach the lesson by instructing students to read large numbers in groups of 3 at a time (periods).
I use my copy of the flip book and the interactive board in my room.
Directions are on the journal sheet. Students will glue the journal sheet into their Math Journals.

Print all copies (the directions below sound confusing, but the pictures show how it's done.)

  • Cut the number strips out on the lines and staple 3 rows together on the left side in the order you want everyone to do.
  • Cut the comma page in half (1/2 for each student)
  • Pass to all students the following:  comma page, stapled number strips, journal page with red light
  • Staple or tape the stapled number strips behind the comma sheet.
  • Cut the comma sheet vertically just before the green "million" and again before the red "thousand"

Students will uncover 3 numbers at a time. Read and write the 3-digit number, then the comma name. Next they will uncover the next group of 3 numbers and continue until finished. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Still trying to load a document....

Click here to get the  place value flip book...Hope it works

Ok, so I decided to upload some jpeg pictures of the journal page since I can't figure out how to load a documents so that it shows. The pictures are not very good, but if you click on the link for the flip book

it should open up and be printable.

June 19, 2012

Well, this is my first attempt at a blog. I have no idea what I'm doing. I will try this and then maybe a few other sites for blogging. I mainly would like to share my teaching ideas and plans, worksheets etc. So we will see how this goes. :) 

So, I decided to try and upload some things. The cats above are clip art from MS Office on line. The video below is of me riding Dandy. This has absolutely nothing to do with teaching, but we all must learn sometime!  

Ok, so apparently the video and clip art worked. Let's try a photo!
Cool! this is me! (the one behind the book)

I would love to : 
  • Learn how to change my background
  • Add a border
  • Change my font or upload more interesting fonts, this site is giving me only 5 to choose from
  • Learn to add "buttons" from my favorite blogs and ideas!
You can see, I've learned how to do bullets. hahahahahaha
Ok, Lets upload a worksheet blank for my students Math Journals for this year. 
They will use the "red light" to color in Red if they do not understand the skill, Yellow if they need a little more practice and Green if they are good to go! I got this idea from . I made the worksheet template myself.