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Entries from May 6th, 2013

Bracket Basics – no basketball required!

May 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Math

How well do your fourth-sixth graders understand math brackets?  In a Bracket Basics exercise, you are given a blank number sentence, the answer, and three numbers.  You need to drag the numbers to the spaces to equal the answer.  After you are done, the answer is provided (in step by step form).  This would work […]

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Games for the very young

May 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

Smarty Games hosts an assortment of games for lower elementary school students.  You could use this in stations or on a SMART Board.  I played one of the math games (I had to shop and pick up the correct items while avoiding spiders and then pay with the correct change for my purchases).  While there […]

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Bang the drum for this site

May 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

Book Drum takes well known (and loved) novels and adds maps, videos, and images.  I checked out a few of the titles and found the summaries to be informative as well as the vocabulary lists and images.  You can get the big picture view or select the Bookmark tab and get illustrations to match specific […]

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Not counting sheep!

May 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Math

Making math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives- who could argue with that motto?  If your children are between 3 and 9, you will want to explore Bedtime Math.  Sign up for their daily word problems as well as a host of exceptional programs. Special thanks to Katie Llera for this link.

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