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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jefferson County Park Rocks!

On Wednesday, March 30 we had a great day at Jefferson County Park. Therese showed the kids some examples of different types of fossils. Then we headed to the playground area to search for fossils. The students did a great job of sifting through the river rock looking for patterns that would signify a fossil.

After lunch in the nature center, we spent the rest of the afternoon studying rocks. We looked at examples of the different kinds of rocks we had studied in Science class - sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. The students' favorite part of the day was stomping through the mud and water in the creek bed looking for rocks. Everyone came home tired and muddy! It was a great day!

Enjoy the pictures below.

Free Every Day Math Apps!

Games are an integral part of the Everyday Mathematics program that we implemented this year. Our students have opportunities to learn from these games as part of whole group instruction, as well as practice opportunities as partners and individuals.

McGraw-Hill does have a lot of these games available as "Apps" for iPhone and iPads. There is a cost for each of them, but as a special promotion during the NCTM National Convention next week in Indianapolis, they are offering a selection of these Apps for FREE at the iTunes Store!! These Apps will be free from April 13 - 16, 2011 (the time of the national convention) so mark your calendars!

Here’s a listing of the EM Game Apps that will be available for FREE:

- Addition Top-It™

- Subtraction Top-It™

- Beat the Computer™

- Name that Number™

- Equivalent Fractions™

- Tric-Trac™

- Monster Squeeze™

- Baseball Multiplication 1–6™ Facts

- Baseball Multiplication 1–12™ Facts
- Divisibility Dash™

I just wanted to pass along this information that I found out about to all of you! Happy Apping! :)