It’s that time of the week again where I link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for one of my favorite Linky Parties, Five For Friday! The past two weeks, I’ve had a certain topic that I maintained throughout the post. Today’s post is just going to be a collection of random happenings in my classroom over the past week.
Let’s get started!
Last Friday, we had a mini-Valentine’s Day celebration, complete with a math activity for the occasion! I was so surprised when one of my team members came up with this amazing math monster bag project! She put everything together for me and even shopped for the supplies! How amazing is that?!
For this activity, students were given an amount of money in fractional amounts and they had to figure out how much money they had altogether. Then, they were given stipulations on how much they could spend on each category (horns and ears, eyes, feet, etc.). After they figured out the fractional amount that they could spend on each item, they went shopping to build the perfect monster!
The students loved it! It was the perfect way to introduce a new concept, review previous concepts (like adding fractions and adding and subtracting decimals) and give the students a break from our normal math routine. They had a blast and it was so great to just interact with them in such a creative way!
Here are some monsters and the monster-making table!