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Friday, October 13, 2017

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

Focus Question: What causes big rocks to break down into smaller rocks?




MATH TIME

  • Fact families flash cards.
  • Khan Academy videos.
  • Place Value Blocks and regrouping.
  • Making the greatest and smallest numbers we can with flip charts. 
  • Replicating patterns with tiles.
  • Peer compliments, “You’re improving!”.
  • Individual thinking out loud, “I’m starting to get this!”.
  • We are all experts in one way or another, and we all have a math voice!!!!



















Monday, October 2, 2017

We're getting closer to a funded Motion Math subscription!

Help students form their own learning pathways, encounter individual content, opportunities for collaboration and high-level work. 
$74 still needed!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Almost there - $84 to go!

I'd love your support! Help me help my students keep their researched based @motionmath access! $84 to go! #cbrsd https://www.donorschoose.org/project/visual-and-creative-nature-of-math/2806044/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=project&utm_campaign=twitter&rf=twitter-siteshare-2017-09-project-teacher_2362715&challengeid=404983

Calm - Free for Classrooms

Thank you, Calm, for empowering Teachers with mindfulness tools and resources they can use to help kids learn meditation.
https://www.calm.com/schools

Thursday, September 28, 2017

We need your help with our Classroom Fundraiser! Please and Thank you!

Visual and Creative Nature of Math


My students need Motion Math. Motion Math is a visual, adaptive games to help every student master a growth mindset, grit and perseverance. Motion Math builds math fluency, conceptual understanding, and a love of challenge.

Click HERE to Donate and/or Share!

"The digital-math-game company Motion Math was born out of a research project by Stanford University graduate students. The company, which develops games for students in kindergarten through 6th grades, has since worked with a researcher to study the efficacy of the games.
That peer-reviewed study, published in 2013 in the journal Games and Culture, tracked 122 Los Angeles 5th graders who played Motion Math's fraction game for five days for 20 minutes each day. The students improved by 15 percent on their fractions estimation, and 10 percent in their attitudes toward fractions, based on standardized-test items."

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Visual and Creative Nature of Math

You've got a sneak peek of Mrs. Cimini's project! Make a donation to Mrs. Cimini now, and we'll apply it once the DonorsChoose.org team reviews this project.


Motion Math's visual, adaptive games to help students master the most challenging K-6 standards. Based on growth mindset research, Motion Math builds math fluency, conceptual understanding, and a love of challenge.

Students have been able to experience Motion Math during our trial period and their engagement and collaboration is astounding. Students have said to me, "Wow, I can feel my brain synapses firing! My brain is growing." Another student was so engrossed in his learning, he lost track of time, and couldn't believe that it was time to stop Math and go to Library... "But, I don't want to stop!", he said. The buzz in the room is contagious and students are excited to get started right away and experience their own math success like their classmates.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

What is my child learning in school...? How can I help...?


Check your email for Google Classroom updates, an inside look into your child's day, curriculum and assignments... Parents, you may need to set up a Google Account to have full access.





Students have Khan Academy accounts, they have been provided a unique username and password. Parents can use this information to sign-in to their child's account and add their parent/guardian email if they wish to receive updates. Have you entered your email...? 



Sign up for Remind notifications and connect with your child's teacher...




Photo Credits: Google Images

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

4-Cimini Reminders

4-Cimini Reminders
You can also find this information and much more on our Classroom Blog:
  1. The donations just keep coming... #Craneville #4thGrade
    1. So, here I am again. I've started another DonorsChoose.org project and have been able to fund the first $75 of it with donations that were made after our last project had been funded. It's a small project with only $112 to go. If you can donate, thank you! If you could share with others who may like to donate and/or who could share, thank you!
    2. Use this link to go directly to our Classroom Page: http://bit.ly/GotClassroom

  1. Book Clubs orders are due by Friday 09/08/17.
    1. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/bookclubs
    2. In case you need it, this is our class activation code: HXQF9

  1. Craneville Open House Tuesday, September 12th 6-8 pm.

  1. Craneville Picture Day Thursday, September 14th.

  1. CBRSD ½ day inservice release Friday, September 15th 11:30 am.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The donations just keep coming... #Craneville #4thGrade


So, here I am again. I've started another DonorsChoose.org project and have been able to fund the first $75 of it with donations that were made after our last project had been funded. It's a small project with only $112 to go. If you can donate, thank you! If you could share with others who may 
like to donate and/or who could share, thank you!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

It's official! We are 4th Grade Readers, Writers, and Thinkers!

My heart is glowing and the warmth of a child and a book and a environment to read leaves me speechless... 
Thanks for a great day, 4th graders!