Fraction Fun!

Fractions are so much fun and they’re everywhere!
1 – Recipes
Find a recipe book in your house or look up a recipe for your favorite dish to see how fractions are used.
2 – Socks
Look in your sock drawer and see what fraction of socks you have of each color.
3 – Fruit
Do you have fruit in your house? See what fraction of each kind you have.

*I have oranges, bananas, and strawberries at my house. 2/30 are orange, 4/30 are bananas, and 24/30 are strawberries. Can you guess which fruit is my favorite?
See what kinds of fractions you can find around your house and tell us about them!

Cool Website!

Today I was thinking about how important it is to make a difference in the world. I love to help people in need and found a great website that does just that! The website is http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1554.
If you copy it into your browser you can go there to play a vocabulary/synonym game. For every right answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program to help end hunger. How much rice would you like to donate?

Happy Spring Break!

Today is the first official day of Spring Break. I’m sure many of you will enjoy your time away from school doing all kinds of fun things. Here are a few ideas about how you could spend your time (just in case you get bored).

1- Play math games! Do you remember those fun games you got over the holidays from me? The instructions came with a set of playing cards and 2 dice.

2- Play outside in the sunshine! Get active! Be sure to log your time on the virtualworldrace.com.

3- Go to portaportal.com and check out some review games or practice your typing skills.

4- Write! Make up your own interesting stories with interesting characters.

5- Don’t forget about that Spring Break packet that I made for you (if you decided to take one). There are lots of activities there to keep your brain working!

6- Read lots of GREAT books! If you don’t have one at home – go to the library!

Have fun! I’ll see you all back at school on Monday, April 16th. 🙂