Folktales and Fractions

Math

This week in math students will be working with fractions.  Students will identify fractions and represent quantities with fractional amounts.

A basic explaination of fractions:

Here’s a lesson that goes into more detail:

Here’s a rap about working with improper fractions and mixed numbers:

Reading and Language

In reading this week students will continue to work on their folktale projects.  Students will continue to write, type, plan, and perform their folktale story.  This assignment is due Tuesday February 7.

Students will also be working to become more fluent readers by practicing reading poetry aloud.

Here’s a poem by Kenn Nesbitt:

And here’s one by Jack Prelutsky:

Check out more poetry at these sites:

http://www.jackprelutsky.com/

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/

http://www.poetry4kids.com/

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