Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

March 18, 2009

Body Systems and Mixed Numbers

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 10:55 pm
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Today we met in reading groups in the morning, practiced some throwing and catching in P.E., worked on vocabulary packets and then did some multiplication of mixed numbers in Math.  Wednesdays always rush by, and I can’t believe it when it is lunch and my time for the day with the students is up.  In Science the students were reviewing the different systems of the body.  The students will have a test on Monday, so in the mean time, here are a few online resources that they can check out that I think are both educational and entertaining.

kidshealth

kidshealth.org has some fun little movies about different organs and body parts.  Some of the videos may even induce some chuckles and silliness. Don’t worry, if they are laughing, they are probably learning too.  After all, who doesn’t giggle a bit when it comes to systems of the body.

All Systems Go

All Systems Go is a quick Flash game that involves identifying particular parts of different body systems and placing them onto the body of a cartoon man who sounds suspiciously like our Governor.

Here is one more link to a page that is full of links organized by system.  If your child is interested in learning more about a particular system or needs a bit of extra review, browse through the links.

Tonight for homework, students will be doing some multiplication with fractions and mixed numbers.  I made up a quick page with a detailed explanation of the strategy we used in class and sent copies home with the homework.  A similar walkthrough of the strategy can be found here.

Homework:

  1. Language Arts: Lit Circle Reading and Job sheet.  (The group reading The Library Card and the group reading Wringer both have final summary sheets to complete.)
  2. Mathematics: Mixed number multiplication practice.
  3. Vocabulary: Continue to work on vocabulary packet.
  4. Reading: Read for 20 minutes and fill out pink reading log.

Mr. Weis

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