Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rounding Video By Khan

Rounding by Khan Academy
 When rounding, I teach the number line system, the triangle number line and the box method. Ask your student how he / she rounds  numbers.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Einstein Our New Class Pet

Our old Einstein began biting my students , so  I  took Einstein Dos to the SPCA and bought a new Einstein Tres at Petco this past weekend. He nibbled through the box we bought him in while he was in my car and escaped! After spending the night in my car, we captured him. He is now ready to go home with one of my lucky students this weekend. Write me a note or email me stating  it is alright for Einstein Tres to visit your house for a weekend  sometime this school year! 

Estimating Starbursts

About how many Starbursts are in this basket? Will there be enough for each student in both classes be able to have one? Why do we bother estimating or rounding things?  How many times a day do your estimate time?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Our fabulous math coach, Kim McCormick is back! She worked with my fourth graders today! They reviewed the Exemplars Rubric for Frostwood. Ask your student about the Exemplar levels!


Einstein is our class pet. Each week a student from my class or Rabel/Yao's class will take him and his cage home.  Last year Einstein traveled to the beach, lake and a couple of farms.