Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Currently...Multiplying by Fractions

I seriously cannot believe it is March! I feel like my fourth graders just came to me, and now I realize that I only have 11 more Mondays with this crew!

Today I am actually remembering to link up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade.  I have been a total slacker lately, but I do, indeed, have an excuse!  Hubs and I bought a house and have been renovating ever since.  I should have told you all this before now, so that someone would have talked me out of this whole living in a house while renovating deal...

Anyway, here's my March Currently!

Listening; Y'all, The People's Couch on BRAVO. I just can't. I am literally crying after watching this silly show Watching people watch TV...who knew?!

Loving: Like I said earlier, we moved into a new house. This house had wood everywhere, so I told my husband that we would buy this house if I could have a bright, white kitchen and living room. Needless to say, Happy Wife, Happy life. The painters just finished, and I am loving the bright white!

Thinking: As much as I love the progress we are making...I hate the process of making progress :( I hate not having a workable kitchen, master bedroom, etc, etc, etc.  Just writing about it makes me cringe!

Wanting: I am at that point in the year where I feel like I cannot cover everything fast enough. S-T-RESSED!

Needing: An unlimited budget to finish all of these renovations and of course buy new furniture to match.  Oh yeah, and then there are Spring clothes...

Polling Site: My school does act as a polling site, but the school shuts down due to strangers on campus posing a safety issue. I think that's the safest idea!

In other news, my students have been ROCKING fractions.  It's funny how when I was in third and fourth grade, the one skill I hated more than anything was fractions.  Now, I LOVE teaching fractions!  My fourthies actually laugh at me because I get giddy about all of the fraction action that happens in my room :)

One activity that my students just LOVE-ed, was Smoothie Shoppe.  My students pretended like they worked at a Smoothie Shoppe that created smoothies for celebrities.  The activity required students to read recipe cards that included fractional ingredients. Students worked together to correctly multiply the fractional amounts so that they created the prefect smoothie order.

We did this last week, but I've made the cards a little more appealing for next year and I've included the updated version in my TPT Store.  You can grab that here or click on the last picture below! :) 

The pictures of my kiddos working display the "not so attractive cards", but they still had a blast making smoothies for Taylor Swift! You know how those last minute ideas hit you on the drive to school :)