I recently introduced a new math game to the 5th and 6th graders called Prodigy. This virtual reality game is accessed through their chromebooks and each student has their own avatar who competes in battles in order to advance. In order to win battles, students have to answer math questions correctly. It is interesting to see them so engaged and involved in this game because they are learning throughout as well! I am able to control the type of questions they receive as well. For example, if we are learning about fractions, I can make all the questions be about fractions. Both the 5th and 6th graders have had a fun time navigating through the world of Prodigy and battling their friends in math centered competitions! It has been a whirlwind of excitement!
The link to log in is located to the right hand side of my page!
What's new? MAY
In math, the 6th graders have just finished discussing dividing fractions and mixed numbers. Students had been working hard on their statistical posters before that and those outstanding projects can be found hanging proudly in our hallway. The 6th graders have been taking advantage of the math lab they have once a week by taking the time to review the concepts they have learned so far this year through guided centers.
The 5th graders are finishing up their unit on coordinate grids and graphing ordered pairs. They have been enjoying playing coordinate battleship in order to practice. One of their previous units focused on converting units and the 5th graders worked hard coming up with their own mnemonic devices in order to remember the steps of conversions. Those fantastic posters can bee seen displayed in our classroom. Their next unit focuses on classifying two dimensional pictures.
Students in 6S and 6R have been experiencing a change to their daily schedule with the addition of math labs! A lot of planning and teacher communication made this great idea come to life. Since the sixth grade curriculum is very rigorous this year, sixth grade students will be participating in an extra period of math each week. This extra time is used to review certain concepts through hands on activities and group learning. The sixth grade team is excited at the success of math labs so far!!
So far this year, the 5th and 6th graders have been participating in student-led center games and activities. The goal is for the students to use what they have learned throughout the week to complete activities and games individually and in groups. Students get a chance to show what they know by participating in math centers throughout the classroom. The different math activities let students practice skills and concepts that they have learned in a fun and engaging way. Centers are student led and allow students to choose what concept they want to practice. So far, they have been a big hit! Check out the descriptions of some of the games below by clicking on 5th Grade Center Activity Descriptions and 6th Grade Center Activity Descriptions under Categories! You can also find links to some of the games under Files so you can continue practicing skills at home!
If a student needs to catch up on missed work, forgot their homework, or needs to go over what was taught in class, they can access their workbook online! Students were given a username and password that they can use to log into the Pearson Realize website. The website link can be found under the 'links' tab below. This website allows students to access an e-text version of the book. They can also review certain sections from a topic using helpful tools, such as topic games and videos. Give it a try!
Special Schedule for 6R:
Friday- TIPP/World Language
No "Homework" exist(s)