How’s the summer going so far? Are the children doing any schoolwork so that they don’t get behind over the summer? Here are 3 FRACTION activities to keep them brushed up on their math;
Fractions of Fun
Understanding fraction is much easier when they can can visualize them.
KEEP a Diary
Show how fractions are a part of everyday life. For a week, have your child record and illustrate each fraction he/she notices. For instance, she might write, “We had a half day of school today” or “Mom asked for 1 1/3 pounds of turkey at the store.” Or she could note that you drove 6/10 mile on the highway or used 3/4 cup flour in a recipe. How many examples can she find and draw?
PLAY a Game
Have each player cut a sheet of construction paper into six horizontal strips. She should leave the first one whole and then cut the second one in half, and the others into thirds, fourths, sixths, and eighths. With bits of masking tape, label a die: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, and “wild”. To play, roll the die and lay the matching piece of paper on your whole strip (for “wild” choose any piece). The goal is to be the first to fill your strip without overlapping any pieces (example 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/4= 1 whole strip).
PUT in Order
Together, make a set of fraction cards with one fraction per index card ( 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2) Shuffles the cards and see how quickly your youngster can put them in order, Then, while she closed her eyes, lay the cared in order but leave out a few. Give her the missing cards, and have her put them where they go. Next, she can make a missing number lineup for you to figure out?
Chicken Fingers OR Ham Wrap
Corn on the cob
Peaches or Oranges
Hamburger on Bun OR Chicken/Cheese Quesadilla
Fruit or juice
Wednesday (Last Day of School)
Ham on Bun
“Have a GREAT Summer!”
I think all would agree, we had an awesome Field Day yesterday. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day!!! The students had a great time!!! Lots of fun…no major injuries…lots of laughs and hopefully lots of memories!!!
I fulfilled my Read-a-thon commitment to the students by sitting on the roof. It was very breezy on the roof and got a little hot in the afternoon. I used lots of sunscreen, so luckily I did not get sunburned.
It was lots of fun and I had the best seat in the house to watch field day!!!
The school year is quickly winding down.
Today 3rd grade will be going on a field trip.
Drama Club has practice after school until 5:00.
Tomorrow will be the BUG and Honor Roll pizza party for 4th & 5th graders , sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
Thursday will be Field Day and the day I have to sit on the roof.
Drama Club will have their “final” final after school dress rehearsal (ending at 5:00).
On Friday, Drama Club will present their production of “The Little Mermaid” for the school.
Friday night will be their “dinner theatre” performance.
Monday, fifth grade will take their end of the year trip.
First grade will have a “Battle of the Books”.
Tuesday will be Kindergarten graduation and for the afternoon we will have a Talent Show.
Wednesday will be the last day for students and it will be a half day, dismissing at 11:30.
Our end of the year, Awards Program will begin at 9:00 a.m.
That pretty much sums it up!!! The last 6 1/2 days will be VERY busy!!!
Here’s to another GREAT year!!!!
Chicken Philly Wrap w/Cheese OR Ham Wrap
Corn on Cob
Broccoli & Cauliflower Cup
Grapes or Mandarin Oranges
Chicken Bites w/ Roll OR Cheese /Chicken Quesadilla
Juice or Pears
Taco Salad w/Nacho Chips & Cheese OR Turkey on Bun
Green Pepper Strips
Lettuce & Tomato
Applesauce or Orange
Thursday (Field Day)
Hot Dog on Bun
Chili w/Crackers OR BBQ on Bun
Mandarin Oranges or Peaches
TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TESTING
* Go to bed early and get plenty of rest the night before the test
* Eat a nutritious meal that includes protein
before testing. This may help calm your nerves and will give your brain energy to think.
* Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, soda pop, chocolate, etc.) candy, greasy, heavy or acidic foods and over eating.
Give your Best Effort!!!
Do your VERY Best!!!
Week of May 6th-10 our 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students will taking the KPREP assessment.
Monday—Reading Part A & Part B (105 minutes)
Tuesday — Reading Part C (80 minutes)
Wednesday– Math Part A (40 minutes)
Thursday— Math Part B (75 minutes)
Friday— Math Part C (55 minutes)
Monday— Reading Part A & Part B (115 minutes)
Tuesday— Reading Part C & Math Part A (130 minutes)
Wednesday—Math Part B and Part C (160 minutes)
Thursday— Science Part A & Part B (125 minutes)
Friday— Science Part C & Language Mechanics (110 minutes)
Monday—Reading Part A & Part B (125 minutes)
Tuesday— Reading Part C & Math Part A (135 minutes)
Wednesday—Math Part B; Math Part C; & Soc. St. Part A
Thursday— Social Studies Part B & Social Studies Part C
Friday— On-Demand Writing Part A & Part B (120 minutes)
** Make-ups will be given every afternoon and on Monday, May 13th, if needed.
“TESTING” TIME IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER at Northside!!!!
Let’s band together and show your “School Spirit” next week!!!
The activities are as follows;
Monday, April 29th— Wear a NORTHSIDE shirt
Tuesday, April 30th— Mix ‘n Match Day (ex. Wear polka dots with stripes, wear clothes that don’t match…)
Wednesday, May 1st— Crazy Hair Day (NO colored/dyed hair) (wigs are acceptable)
Thursday, May 2nd— wear Colors of the Rainbow
1st grade— wear orange
2nd grade— wear yellow
3rd grade— wear green
4th grade— wear indigo (blue)
5th grade— wear violet (purple)
Friday— Wear a Derby hat (if you don’t have a derby hat, any hat will do as long as it does NOT advertise beer, alcohol, tobacco products, does NOT have a lewd or suggestive message, NOR an offensive message etc.)
Chicken Fingers OR Ham Wrap
Peaches or Oranges
Homemade Lasagna w/Breadstick OR Cheese/Chicken Quesadilla
Apple or Pears
Mini Corn Dogs OR Fish Nuggets
Pineapple or Applesauce
Hamburger on Bun OR Turkey on Bun
Corn on Cob
Grapes or Fruit Cocktail
Spaghetti w/Meatsauce & Breadstick OR Chef Salad
Banana or Mandarin Oranges