I FINALLY got around to taking some pictures of the Wampanoag Daily Life books that they created at the end of our unit on the Wapanoag people of Massachusetts. They really did a nice job. I try to always fit in an assortment of assessments, and during my science and social studies block four of my students are inclusion with intense special needs children. These types of activities make it possible for them to participate and get so much more out of the lesson than they would if we were just reading from the textbook and answering questions on paper. They really worked hard on them, and they were very proud of themselves. =) Here are some highlights:
The pictures in the last row of the photo are from one of my special needs students. He really did a great job demonstrating what he learned, and it would have been so much more difficult for him if he just had to take a test. For this project they were focusing on the Wampanoag people's winter and summer homes, clothing, tools, jobs of men, jobs of women, and jobs of children, as well as foods they ate. They all did a great job!
We have also moved into our fractions unit recently. They are really seeming to grasp the concepts which I love, especially since I wasn't a fan of fractions when I was a kid! There are so many great resources out there for lessons, but I wanted a little something more to add to my math workstations. I put together a March/St. Patrick's Day themed activity pack for my students to use during their math rotations. We're still working hard on becoming fluent with our multiplication facts, so I had to include a bump style game for them to practice with. I also really need to increase their stamina with multi-step problem solving, so I created a board game that has twenty-four different word problems for them to work on while playing with a partner. I've also included two different practice activities with input/output tables. The rules are focusing on multiplication and division facts, and I just print these and slide them into page protectors for them to practice with. I have them pass in the sheet in the protector before they wipe it clean so that I can see their work and know if they made any mistakes or are not understanding the concepts. I included a page that I also put into a page protector that has them working on ordering numbers in order from least to greatest. We seem to slip in some of our skills from the beginning of the year, so I want to spiral whenever possible. Finally, I made a fraction match up where they are sorting the picture, number, and word forms of fractions. This could also be used as a memory game it's up to you. Here's a peak at it:
You can check it out now in my TpT shop...and if you click on the preview you'll find a little goodie ;) Have a great weekend!