Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rainy Days

Have you ever heard other teachers say that their students tend to 'act out' or 'get crazy' when it's rainy, windy, or full moon?? I find it so funny how it coincidentally happens  that everybody's kids can be wild at the same time. WELL..here in beautiful Hawaii it has been STORMING like crazy this week. Luckily, yesterday my kiddos were amazingly well behaved, focused and completely engaged. I felt so proud when all the other teachers were complaining about how their kids were driving them nuts.

It seems that every Monday morning the copier seems to not work. I need to learn my lesson and make my copies on Friday from now on. Well, since all that I was planning on doing got chucked when the copier broke I had to improvise. I remember seeing this super cute idea on pinterest where they used easter eggs to show fractions. I had a whole bag full of eggs in my closet (from last year) so decided to have the kids show equivalent fractions! 

I just wrote some equivalent fractions on the eggs and color coordinated different sets of bags I took apart the eggs and the kid shad to put them all back together. 
Here they are working with partners to put together the eggs. 

The kids really had so much fun doing this and I was truly able to see who understands their equivalent fractions and who doesn't. I also made a worksheet to go along with this for them to complete once their done. I'm still learning how to upload documents and saving them as pdf files so that fonts can be seen.

Well I'm off to watch the news and see what's new with this crazy storm. Last night the thunder was sooo loud it sounded like there were bombs going off! I've never in my life heard thunder this loud..loud enough to set off car alarms. **Forgot to mention, it even HAILED here today! Amazing and scary at the same time. I am enjoying this nippy weather and am off to curl up, watch the news and blog stalk. Here's a photo that I saw on Happy Hour Hawaii's Facebook page. Not sure who took it but it is an amazingly beautiful photo. Have a great rest of the week fellow bloggers :)

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  1. Hi Courtney!

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! It is my 2nd year of teaching to, but in 4th grade in sunny San Diego! Hopefully your weather gets better soon! And I LOVE your equivalent fraction egg activity! So, so great! I would definitely be interested in seeing the worksheet you made to go along with it too! I would love to use this with my kiddos when we get to our fraction unit! Thanks for sharing!

    Lessons with Laughter

  2. Hey Molly! Thanks for stopping by. Sure, I'd love to share it with you. I have the file on my computer at school. I'll try to figure out how to save it as a pdf then upload. Tried earlier today but since it was a fraction font it didn't transfer onto google docs. Wish me luck. Haha.

  3. Hi! I'm Sharima. Thanks for visiting my blog. That' s so cool your from Hawaii. I love your fractions activity. We're starting fractions next week and will definitely be using your ideas since Easter will be coming up soon. I would love to follow you but I did not see a button. Let me know what I can do to follow you.



    1. Hi Sharima!

      Thank you so much for stopping by. Unfortunately, I don't know how to make a button?! BUT in the upper left hand corner (on my page) there should be the word 'follow'. If you click that, then it should let you follow my blog. Hope it works! Thanks again for stopping by


  4. Yay! Thank you so much! And there is a specific font that works well for fractions?? That sounds amazing! Let me know if you get it to transfer!

    Lessons with Laughter

  5. Molly,

    Your blog looks great! I love the idea of the equivalent fraction eggs. Can you give me a little more detail on how the game is played with your students. Do you have have more than one fraction on each piece of the egg? Does that make sense? Like for the 1/2 egg....on the bottom do you have several fractions that equal one half or just one like 2/4's? Any more guidance would be great .... I have my eggs and I just don't wanna mess up! :) Thanks so much! Kelley