Thursday, June 11, 2020

4th Grade Place Value Riddles

So I got the news it looks likely I am being switched to 4th grade for summer school. Not a huge deal since I taught it last summer but I thought I was teaching the younger ones. Oh well.

To switch gears, I made this new Boom Card deck with 400 cards to practice place-value to the millions. 
There are 4 riddles and every time they answer a question, a new letter in the answer is revealed. 

The skills included are:
1. Comparing using <,=>
2. Identifying the place value digit
3. Expanded form
4. Rounding 

For each correct answer, the student earns a letter to the riddle solution. 
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

These are available in my TpT store or Boom Learning store.

Is anyone else teaching summer school? I miss having the whole summer off but now that I have 2 in college I can't afford to say no. I still get about 6 weeks off so it isn't too terrible.


Monday, June 8, 2020

PD read and a FREE math game

Do you do a professional development read every summer? We were just emailed to choose between one of these three, so if anyone has a recommendation, I'm all ears.
  1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  3. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin J. DiAngelo.
I am feeling pretty exhausted from distance learning so I am not sure I can tackle these quite yet. But it got me thinking about previous summer reads I had enjoyed.

I remember Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations really helped me get my students to do a lot more math talk. I thought I'd repost this free Go Fish game in case you didn't follow me back them.

The cards looks like dominoes and the match is the double in number form.
Instead of simply asking for a 12, the students are told to use the math vocabulary of double. I included these reminder cards that the students can refer to if they forget.

Click HERE to grab this game for FREE. Good job making it through remote learning!


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Subtraction Within 20 Bundle

Today's Boom bundle includes 4 decks of 20 cards each:
*Subtraction Within 10
*Subtraction Within 10 Missing Subtrahend
*Subtraction Within 20
*Subtraction Within 20 Missing Subtrahend

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction 
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. 
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.B.4 Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.D.8 Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. 
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Click HERE to try a LIVE preview!

Bundles are offered at a discount! My TpT store or Boom Store.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Skip Counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s to 1000

One of the summer school classes I teach is math enrichment. Usually we play a lot of partner and group games but I am not sure what will be allowed with social distancing requirements. Boo!  So,  I am working on making more individual hands-on activities.

This Boom Card bundle practices Counting within 1000 by 5s, 10s, and 100s. This addresses CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.2 with a fun alien ice cream theme.

You can click on the picture below to try out a live preview.

You can also buy each of these decks separately if you 'd rather although you save money on the bundle. They are all available in my TpT store or Boom Learning store.


Monday, June 1, 2020

Graduation and a FREE art and writing activity

Well, it wasn't the graduation we hoped for but our school had a nice Zoom ceremony.

My son, Quinn, was so lucky to have an amazing group of kids in his Senior class. They did a great job staying upbeat and I heard a lot of laughter coming from his room during their group Zooms. They played games or watched movies together. They all decorated their graduation caps together over Zoom. 

Quinn will be studying mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University in the fall so here is video so you can get the full effect of his graduation cap.

The graduation committee even sent them all yard sign 

and a gift bag. 

So now he is all done and I am supposed to be writing report cards. 

In case you are still toiling away, click HERE for a free graduation art and writing activity I have posted about before.