Visit the toolshed and build a worm bin with Vermi the worm

17th March, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Redworms are living organisms.  What do they need to survive? Work in the toolshed with Vermi the worm to make a virtual compost bin.  To make compost you will need to follow a recipe but not one that humans would eat, just your redworms.  Enjoy and share your experiences using the reply box below.   Read More

Translation, Reflection, and Rotation

22nd February, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Are you teaching transformations in your geometry math lessons? Try moving this game to your technology learning station. Don’t forget to check out these great hands on lessons with Math out of the Box®! Lesson 12, 13, 14, 15, 16: Grade 3            Shapes and Paths Lesson 13, 14, 15: Grade 4           Corners and Containers Lesson » Read More

Developing Geometric Logic with MOOTB: Building with 3-D Shapes

1st December, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Lesson Submitted by Shannon Graham Engage: allows students to make connections between past and present learning experiences and also provides a natural pre-assessment for both the teacher and the student.  (Lowery, 1998; Wolfe, 2001). Investigate: implies that understanding cannot be imposed on the learner, but instead is developed progressively by the learner, beginning with concrete and » Read More

Teach measurement using non-standard units with Pumpkin S.T.E.M.

30th November, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Michelin teams up with 4K (4 year old kindergarten) for “Ready 4 Reading” that integrates Math and Science. Submitted by: Shannon Graham and Amanda Graves Kindergarten Teachers Greenville, South Carolina Michelin’s Customer Service Department at National Headquarters in Greenville, SC has partnered with the 4 year old classrooms at East North Street Academy of Math » Read More

Kindergarten teachers share their experiences with Math Out of the Box

10th September, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Share your experiences with Math out of the box for Kindergarten below. This grade level pack includes 5 Teacher’s guides to cover all of your math strands: Algebra and Data Analysis: Rhythm and Design Geometry: Towers and Trails Measurement: Over and Under Number Concepts and Probability: Like and Unlike         Teachers, use » Read More

Use a science notebook to gather and interpret data!

27th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thanks to the BBC for sharing this game with us! Making observations and using data that you collect during science inquiry experiments is an important piece to include in your science notebook. From observations, you collect data, make drawings and illustrations, make charts and graphs, and comment on what you observed or learned.  Use the PDF science » Read More

Observing plant growth while integrating math and science. The perfect connection!

26th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 9 Comments

My first grade students are enjoying a unit of study about plant life.  Students have made and recorded daily observations of plant growth in their science journals.  In the photo you will see students using unifix cubes to measure the height of their plants.  We are currently in the process of transplanting our class seedlings » Read More

Share your math strategy and win free manipulatives!

5th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 10 Comments

The problem below is from Math Out Of The Box Lesson 11: Subtracting Fractions Stan has a problem. Stan’s dad gave him two boards to use in building a birdhouse. One board measured 25 5/16 inches long and the other measured 18 9/16 inches long. What was the difference in the lengths of the boards? » Read More

Having trouble with greater than and less than? Try this song with your students!

3rd March, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Number eating alligator song and pdf worksheet download click to download INTELLI-TUNES by Ron and Nancy Brown share compelling information on how teachers can use music to learn science and math concepts in their classroom. Why Use Music to Teach Children? Music is a universal language central to every culture of the world. It has been » Read More

My students love Geometry because of Math out of the Box®!

25th February, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 15 Comments

Not all inquiry is based in the science classroom.  My students have learned so much through a math program called Math Out of the Box®.  It is a K-5 inquiry based math curriculum filled with engaging, hands-on activities based on the latest research about how children learn.  I love how it has reading and writing » Read More