Sunday, April 14, 2013

Our Measurement Skills Are Blooming

Happy Sunday, friends.

As I wind down my week of spring break, I am looking ahead to all of the things that will be happening in my classroom over the next few weeks. 

*Finish Measurement and Geometry
*Get ready for testing

In that order.

That's a lot to jam pack into three weeks.  But, we can do it!

I'm happy that I'm going back to a nice, clean and "springy" classroom.  It makes going back just that much easier.

I shared with you a few little snapshots of the bulletin board I threw up the week before we left {here}. 

I'm happy to show you the final bulletin board!

The picture isn't the best, but I love the way the pennant banner turned out!  It reads "Our Measurement Skills Are Blooming"!

And, boy are they.  We are starting Metric measurement tomorrow and I'm pretty excited about a song I found.  It's called "Meters, Liters and Grams" and it is sold {here} at EducationalRap.com

I actually found it on (where else) YouTube first.  However, the version on YouTube was ripped off from this site.  I bought my version for only $3.99.  I feel like it was totally worth it.  With the digital download, I received four different versions of the rap (different tempos).  I also received the song lyrics, a crossword puzzle, a worksheet and an answer sheet.  Totally worth the $3.99.  (And, no, I am not being paid to promote the site, I was just excited to find it and thought you might like it, too.)

So, we will be starting with a new song.  We love songs/raps in my classroom.  Totally love.
 
Speaking of that, have you heard of Flocabulary?  

 
Yes, you are reading that correctly...Hip-Hop in the Classroom.  It's cool, y'all. And, if I read (somewhere) correctly, I believe that EducationalRap.com has partnered with Flocabulary to bring even more fun into the classroom.  Flocabulary requires a membership, but it is worth it, too.  If I could sing and write music, I would.  But, I can't.  So, yep, I won't.  Instead, I will play the music and lip sync all the way.  

Music works, people.  It does.  I see my little kiddos lip syncing while taking their tests.  To me, that's enough.  Their test results prove to me that it works, too. (And, no, I'm not being paid by them, either.)
 
We will also be completing the flipbooks from my Metric Lapbook.  But, because we are pressed for time (you read above...testing in 3 weeks), we will not be making the actual lapbook.  Instead, we will be creating the flipbooks and interactive notes in our math notebooks.

So much to do, so little time left!

But, at least my room is pretty.

Do you want your room pretty, too?  Well, you can Pin It to Win It :)

My pennant banner might read "Our Measurement Skills Are Blooming" {'Cause they are!}, but I made this file editable.  Well, the pennants are editable.  That way you can say whatever you want!  

You could even say something like, "My Room Is Prettier Than Your Room".  Or, "Pinterest Just Might Have Thrown Up All Over This Room". Or, "Me So Pretty".  

Well, maybe not that last one.

It wouldn't look right.  

Because the letters wouldn't be symmetrical.


That wouldn't work.

      
So, leave me a comment with a link to your pin and I'll pick a winner on Tuesday night.  
 

18 comments :

  1. These look great! and of course I'll pin your fabulousness!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/72761350202454805/

    Amber :)
    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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  2. This is just thing to liven up my classroom! I pinned it here:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/221450506649608655/

    Faithful in First

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  3. You crack me up! Good idea on the not having enough time to do the lapbook so I'm gonna do it in their notebooks idea. I'm with you. Only I have just 1 week til testing. Yikes, I know. Like, having a panic attack right now while doing my lesson plans and realizing there's no way to get it all in, yikes. Just breathe. Yep. That's what I'm doing. Just breathing.

    Anyway, just got your metric lapbook so thank you for that. Less thinking and panicking for me!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/23362491789595644/

    Love the bulletin board!!!
    Amanda
    (good luck going back tomorrow!)

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  4. Your bulletin board is fantastic - I love how you did the border : ). I can only imagine how much time it must take to teach both measurement systems.

    Here's my pin:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/47991552251859882/

    Thanks for the heads-up on the Flocabulary site - pinned that too!

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  5. Too cute! I'll come check them out in person tomorrow. ;)
    Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  6. Very cute......but all of your stuff is! I would love to have a pretty room, too! Lol

    http://pinterest.com/pin/222154194091472014/

    I also plan on checking out Flocabulary......looks interesting!

    Siobhan

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  7. I love your bulleting board! I could put it up with nyah,nyah, nyah, I have pretty flowers! But I wouldn't do that! Good luck on your testing! I have 2 weeks until that dreaded week!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/252483122831845024/

    Teaching Special Kids

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  8. I love your bulletin board!

    I pinned for you. http://pinterest.com/pin/263671753156440474/

    ~Diving Into Learning

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  9. This looks super cute!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/28077197649320350/

    Thanks, Briawna
    briawnacallahan@gmail.com

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  10. Such a great idea! Love it!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/375558056396436144/

    Bethany
    bkraft05@gmail.com

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  11. Oooh. Sooo pretty. Here's my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/279786195573062548
    I LOVE your stuff. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  12. You're right! We wouldn't want things to look asymmetrical. ;)

    Here's my pin! http://pinterest.com/pin/187673509444599354/
    Great ideas!

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  13. Sign me up for the 'I Have No Ideas Save For Those I 'Borrow' From Other Teachers' banner, please! Good thing I have a big room.

    Pinned in anticipation of 'borrowing' your good idea after I win. :-)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/442126888388577495/

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  14. Great looking bulletin board!

    Our testing begins on May 6th and lasts for 4 days. Bleh. :)

    Shannon
    I Run Read Teach

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  15. http://pinterest.com/pin/73816881365059132/
    Love your lapbooks, and my students do too! We've conquered creating the multiplication and division ones! :)

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  16. I have a daughter in 6th grade and I'm NOT even joking...she just showed me that flowcabulary website! I was thinking "How great is this! I need to blog about it." And then I came across your blog and saw it =)
    Definitely a great tool to use in the classroom!

    Ashleigh
    The Creation Station

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  17. I had my daughter pick a number tonight and she picked lucky #7...so Congrats to Mary! I've sent it your way :) If any of you are interested, I'm putting this one sale for the next 2 days! 20% off :)

    Elizabeth

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  18. Thank you! I'm glad I won, and I promise not to use nyah, nyah on the banner!!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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