*Make a Beautiful Letter or Number Mosaic - This is a very easy project, even if you have not done mosaic before. Use a pretty old plate that is chipped or cracked. I love the idea of using old plates.
What is the impact of our plastic use on the ocean's animal life? A new infographic from Project AWARE sheds a bit of light on the sheer scale of the problem, and the incredible number of animals affected by our plastic problem.
Mixed Operation Word Problems Strategies: Slash the Trash
Kids who struggle with word problems struggle with distractors. Throwing in an extra number throws students off track, or worse, into a panic. Before they, once again, try to put a number that doesn't belong into a solution, they should practice a strategy called Slash the Trash.These 20 mixed operation problems, Core aligned to (mostly) fourth but (also) fifth grades give students a chance to practice identifying 'trash' numbers - those that aren't needed in a story problem - and slashing…