Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fact Fluency Game

Math games are a big part of our learning.  The crew practices their facts over and over again and of course it’s a blast when it is a part of a game! Rock, Paper, Scissors can decide just about anything … Continue reading

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Space Rockets!

After our Skype session with the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum this week it was time to try building our own flying rocket ships this week.  The crew went to work immediately creating their sketch of what they planned … Continue reading

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Do you know how to talk like a pirate?  The crew has spent time learning that PLUS great choices of character.  They created and signed a list today, promising to try their best to follow the agreed upon rules for … Continue reading

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Why do Pirates Wear Eye Patches?

In our adventure to learn more about real pirates we asked the question, “Why do pirates wear eye patches?”  Here is their thinking before we learned more. Then we watched a pirate explain why they really wear eye patches. We … Continue reading

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Puzzles with Mrs. Brim

Mrs. Brim came for enrichment today and spent time encouraging the crew to keep a positive mindset and try creating some complex puzzles.  They had fun and we loved their effort despite the challenges!             … Continue reading

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American Soldier!

When parents are deployed they are missed so much, but today one of our pirates got the best surprise ever…. his dad showing up to class!  After spending months in the Persian Gulf, this Navy dad was ready for such … Continue reading

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Daily Five!

The crew is learning how to use the framework of the Daily 5 to meet their goals this year!  We track their stamina on graphs and they are so excited to see their growth each time.  The crew is able … Continue reading

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Number Race!

Number Race is a fun game I can change up to practice many math skills.  Today they worked on writing numbers by 5’s as high as they could go in the amount of time given.  They had to work as … Continue reading

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Role playing with the Wheel of Choice

The crew has been using the “Wheel of Choice” to help them when they have conflict with each other.  Today I gave them scenarios and with a partner or group they had to talk about what they could choose to … Continue reading

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Number lines!

In math we have been working on creating, organizing, and representing mathematical data in class.  Today we spent time learning about the number line representing objects to 20! This is one of the strategies your pirate may choose to use … Continue reading

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