Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - How to Determine Equivalent Values

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - Different Ways to Show the Same Value
How to Use a Number Line to Determine Values:  10/10 = 1.0 = 100%
Conversion Chart
Guided Practice
Additional Practice Worksheets
How to Use a Number Line to Solve Word Problems
Additional Practice
Additional Chart

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Compound Words

Compound Words  - A compound word is a word that is composed of two words that can stand alone.  Compound words do not include words with prefixes such as unfair or words with suffixes such as helpful.   For the below activity children folded a pieces of paper into three sections.  The picture on the left shows the front of the folded paper with pictures of compound words placed on the front.  The picture on the right shows the inside of the paper with two pictures depicting each compound word displayed on the front.
For the above activity,  we chose paper with illustrations of compound words: cupcakes, footballs, butterflies and baseballs.  
Prior to completing the above activity, we reviewed the chart below
Next, children sorted words according to the correct category.
Fold  the paper into three sections to complete the inside
Templates used in the above example
The templates were also used in this clothes pin activity.
$1.00 find at Target - They are also magnetic and can be used on a magnetic board or at home on the refrigerator.

Video with additional teaching demonstrations

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Describing Words AKA Adjectives

Describing Words AKA Adjectives Bulletin Board
Purchased  felt patterns (egg and chick) at the dollar store.  Students glued the patterns on paper.  Students used glitter glue sticks and marking pens to fill in the egg and chick spaces.

Brainstorm describing words/ adjectives for the noun - egg
Brainstorm describing words/ adjectives for the noun - chick
Print the templates below and brainstorm adjectives for the egg and chick shapes!
Additional template