Monday, September 29, 2008

1st Quarter Math Enrichment

Today we will be reviewing the first quarter math skills using VoiceThread. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wiki / Blog Extra Credit!

Over the weekend you have a chance to earn five points of extra credit in your language arts class. To receive the extra credit you will need to do the following:

Show your parents our classroom wiki page. Be sure to highlight our online writing portfolio and the extra practice math activities.

Show your parents our classroom blog. When showing off the blog take them to your favorite blog post of the year. Let them see our VoiceThread about King Tut while you're at it!

Finally, you will need to post a comment to the blog entry explaining who you chose to show the pages to and exactly what did you show them. Don't forget to explain to them our safety rules about last names!

Good Luck!

Mr. Ferrell

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

1st Quarter Math Skills

We have learned a lot of new material this quarter in math. Just look at all that you have learned! I am very proud of each of you.

Comparing and Ordering
Positive and negative integers

Expressing remainders three different ways
Whole numbers (5 R2)
Fractions (5 ½)
Decimals (5.5)

Multi-Step Word Problems
Using all four operations to solve real world problems.

Translation (Slide)
Rotation (Turn)
Reflection (Flip)

Classifying Angles

Classifying Triangles
By their angles
By their side lengths

Today there are two questions that I would like you to take some time to reflecting on and write about.

Which one of these math skills did you enjoy the most? What else would you like to learn about this topic?

Which one of these concepts do you do find the most difficult? Can you explain why it was difficult? What can you do to help yourself know this skill better? What can I do to help you learn this skill?

Remember to type your comments in Microsoft Word and then paste them into the blog.

Thank you,
Mr. Ferrell

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Mummy Maker

Today we discussed the Egyptian theory of the after life and we learned about the process of mummification.

To help us better understand mummification please go to The Mummy Maker activity and attempt to mummify a body.

When you're finished please answer this question in your own words:

Why did the Egyptian's mummify their dead?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A day in the life of ...

You have researched the daily life of an Egyptian. Now you will share your research with the world through a VoiceThread.

Please record your notes using Audacity and then upload the audio file to VoiceThread. When you finish please listen to the different roles researched by your classmates.

Egyptian Daily Life VoiceThread