Try this for a practical math activity this summer. Have your child calculate the expenses for an excursion. For example, during a day outing to the museum, your child can add up entrance fees, lunch, gas (estimate), and any souvenirs. For a longer trip, calculate fees for the hotel, airfare, meals, snacks, exhibits, ground transportation, and souvenirs. If there are only a few receipts, encourage hand written calculations if they can. Don’t forget to keep it fun.
This gives them a sense of budgeting, how much an excursion costs, and of course, uses some math skills!
SO happy and relieved to have FINALLY submitted the boys’ finished entries for this year’s Young Territory Author Awards. It is the culmination of months of hard work. Lots of learning, research, writing, typing, drawing and frustration but it’s done. Thankyou Jesus we made it! Kaleb’s story is about Smudgey the hairy grey elephant who travels the world (including maps and flags) thanks to the @scholastic story starter. Lucas has been working on WW1 for first Semester and his story is The Battle of Menin Road Ridge, a cartoon-style picture book. They have both done so well. Hopefully my talent for handing things in on the last day doesn’t rub off on my students. 🤣😳😬
Mr. Perez, Ms. Shaw, and Ms. Soulnier continue to expand the dialogue between disciplines by traveling to the Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans this week! Foundations New Orleans offers a STEM-oriented approach with hands-on experiments that integrate scientific concepts and theological reflection. #ilsroyals#ilsfaculty#crosscurricular#alwayslearning
Cross-curricular approach encourages students to connect learning across subjects. This would make lessons more meaningful and effective as the students would recognise the knowledge as real, topical and relevant.
This approach is widely practiced in MIS Primary. For example, as part of their Book Week activity, students built houses decorated with cookies and candies to relate to the classic tale of Hansel & Gretel. #crosscurricular#ipc#internationalschoolmalaysia#seremban
Today we planted an urban garden at the school! Thank you and a big shout out goes to @homedepot @loweshomeimprovement @hallsgreenhouse @walmart for making it happen 🙌🙌 Can’t wait to see the kids gardening this fall!! 🌱🌱🌱
This dream began with a story. And that story continues to unfold.
I am within arms reach of the culmination of the next story from this dream that started so many years ago. I am humbled to be collaborating yet again with the brilliant artist @paloma.gorda on this next project, and I am beyond excited!
It is so incredible to have the world of these characters reveal itself through the words that pour out my fingertips. To then see how the world is envisioned through another's eyes is just amazing. Every time she would show me her latest work on the last project, I would cry. (If you know me irl, stop laughing. I know I cry all the time... 😜) It was always exactly how I had envisioned this world... and more.
So as we embark upon the journey of discovering this new story, I pulled out the book we had already created together, and gently thumbed through the images that came from the hands of my sweet friend and Soul Sister. .
And yes, I cried... .
Such an awesome experience being able to present along side such an amazing group of teachers at the #keepingthewonderworkshop ! @buildingbooklove , @writeonwithmissg , @doccopteaching , and @theengagingstation , thank you so much for having me!
"The garden is in! After a late start to spring with many cold nights, Ms. Miller and Ms. Koski were able to finally plant today! The garden is a school wide project with the garden beds, stepping stones, and shed being built by Mr. Barbercheck's Industrial Arts classes. Wood for the beds was donated by Mrs. Cole and the soil was placed in the beds by Mr. Jarvi. The preschool started lavender, marigolds, and pumpkins that were also planted in the garden. A grant from the GLCYD helped buy cucumbers, tomatoes, and flowers for the garden. Ms. Koski created a Donors Choose project as well that bought tools for the garden. This project will continue to expand as we hope to add benches in the next year and make it an outdoor classroom space as well. In the fall Ms. Koski's classes will plant flower bulbs. We are hoping for better weather next spring to allow the planting to be done by students. The garden is located near the library. Stop by and check it out!" -Republic Michigamme Schools Facebook Page
So excited for the #KeepingTheWonderWorkshop with @theengagingstation, @doccopteaching, @writeonwithmissg , and @buildingbooklove ! Math and English are a lot more connected than we think, and I can’t wait to take tips and tricks from English teachers and work them into my math classroom!