Thank you to Mrs. Julie Johnson!!! We now are able to have some kind of technology in our classrooms! We have been introduced to Google ChromeBooks and we are in LOVE!!! Typing documents and sharing them with one another to collaborate on assignments is a great tool for teaching students to peer check, work in groups, and give one another good feedback on projects.
We began our unit on fractions before our Christmas break. I kept thinking about how I could get something the students would relate to that they would want to share EQUALLY. It finally dawned on me to get bags of skittles. All kids like skittles, right? So, I had them divide each color among one another EQUALLY. What we ended up with was students figuring out what fraction of the skittles that were left over they could each receive. SUCCESS!!!