Our Art & Academic Night was last Thursday night and we had so much fun!
Here’s a little peak into our night:
A few months ago I found these adorable little owls on pinterest and since our school mascot is the owl I couldn’t resist doing them with my students!! It is funny to see each of their personalities in this lil craftivity.
We displayed our poetry books on our desk (from Natalie Kay’s poetry pack here) and our non-fiction books we created (from my All About Book templates).
On our board I kept our poe-tree anchor chart which I stole(borrowed?) from Cara Carroll and my inspector fix-it who helps us with all sorts of grammatical errors!
There is also our pasta butterfly life cycles I posted about here.
I meant to take a lot more pictures but I was running all over the place like a crazy person before the parents came… whoops!
After our testing (why did I notice this AFTER and not before?!?!) I realized my students had a very difficult time solving equations like this:
4 + 7 = 5 + ____
So I pulled out the balances and some cubes and we practiced, practiced, practiced, until their light bulbs turned on! [*We used this term all year & the students loved helping their classmates turn their light bulbs on… it is kinda adorable!]
Click on any of the worksheet examples below to download my freebie!
Now I must go eat breakfast and lay by the pool for the rest of this lazy day 🙂
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I love the balancing equations! My kiddos really seemed to get it when we used the balance too!
Thank you for the *freebie*! =)
Using the scales to work on those equations makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
Forever in First
Thanks for the idea about using the scales. I taught this briefly a few months ago and boy was it a disaster! I'm definitely going to have to use this idea next time!
Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans
That's perfect for teaching kids how to balance equations!! I never thought about breaking out the scales. It's the littlest things that make the most sense! Thanks for sharing!
Learning Is Something to Treasure
Love those owls!
First Grade Blue SKies
Love the balance idea & the owls are so cute!
Apples and Papers