In our classroom, we are always pushing ourselves to meet and exceed our goals. We want to grow as much as we can so that we are prepared for fourth grade and beyond! My students are loving, determined, intelligent, and active students who are constantly working toward becoming exceptional readers, writers, and critical thinkers.
But most of all, my students are some of the strongest people I know.
Many of my students face obstacles at home that would cause many people to give up. Yet, my students show up every day willing to work their hardest to ensure that they reach their goals.
Next year, I am planning to have projects at the end of each quarter. These materials were specifically chosen to bring those projects to life!
I want my students to see the connection between math and the real world.
These projects are designed to do just that! At the end of our multiplication unit, students will be putting themselves in the shoes of a baker and arranging cupcakes in different arrays. I want them to feel like bakers so I have asked for aprons and cupcake liners to be used as manipulatives. At the end of our fractions unit, students will "work" at a pizzeria to examine the relationship between fractional pieces. For this project, I have asked for pizza boxes, aprons, and chef hats. For the end of our area unit, students will become distributive doctors to look at the distributive property. For this, I asked for lab coats and doctor's masks.
I am excited about the opportunity to bring these projects to life for my students and to transform math from just numbers to the real world!
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