Manipulatives with Fractions

November 15, 2017

When learning about regrouping fractions the sixth graders used pattern blocks to have a physical representation of how regrouping with fractions is different that regrouping within base 10.

6th Graders Explore LCM and GCF

October 23, 2017

Two of the key concepts moving into more advanced mathematics are the least common multiple and the greatest common factor. The 6th graders spent a week exploring the concepts as word problems, relationships, and reasoning […]

Men and Women in Colonies

October 2, 2017

In Social Studies the 7th graders compared and contrasted the lives and roles of men and women in the colonies.  The entire class contributed to a Venn Diagram that was filled with post-its.  By using […]

Preparing to Present Life in the Colonies

September 21, 2017

As we begin the next chapter in Social Studies, Life in the Colonies, the 7th graders were divided into groups and assigned a section. Each group will become a master of their section and will […]

Where is the answer?

September 7, 2017

Many remember math classes as sitting in rows, taking notes and doing problem after problem. Today research shows that the best learning happens when working together and moving around. One way we do this in […]

Learning to Use Google Classroom

August 31, 2017

This year we are very excited to be using Google Classroom in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Google Classroom allows the students to see and submit their homework online. A broader benefit of using […]