## Tuesday, April 19, 2011

### Multiplication of Fractions Games

Here are some websites with online games for working with fraction. Currently we are working on multiplying fractions, but other lesson can serve as a review.

Jamit There are 11 games here, unfortunately the game for multiplying fractions doesn't seem to work.

FunBrain Soccer Shootout Lots of levels

Multiply Fraction Jeopardy Jeopardy-style game. Choose a question by clicking on the tile that shows the points you will win.

Multiply and Reduce Fractions Battleship Game When you hit the enemy's battleship, you need to solve a fraction multiplication problem.

Multiplying Fractions Millionaire Game  In this online millionaire game, 5th grade students will practice multiplying fractions while earning lots of points.

## Friday, April 15, 2011

### Pet Poems on Glogster

These are the first glogster interactive posters that the class has made. They came out fantastic. They wrote poems about their pets based on the poems highlighted in the book "Hate that Cat" by Sharon Creech. Can you find the alliteration and onomatopoeia in their poems?

To view each glog full size click on the pink glogster banner at the top of each glog.

## Saturday, April 9, 2011

### Llive Eagle Cam

The class enjoyed viewing this Live Eagle Cam

Video clips at Ustream

## Tuesday, April 5, 2011

### "Pet Poetry Project based on "Hate That Cat"

This is a Prezi Mr. Hansen made about the wonderful dog he had when he was a boy. The poems are based on poems found in "Hate That Cat" by Sharon Creech. The class is goind to be writing their own poetry based on these poems, so you can see how it is done here. The class will be learning and using Glogster to present their poems, not Prezi, but you can enjoy this presentation anyhow. You can laugh at the old photos of Mr. Hansen, but don't dare laugh at his dog!

## Monday, April 4, 2011

### Darkness Fell: Compound Sentences with Personification

We did more sentence building starting with "The darkness fell" and developed compound sentences that included personification and similes.

The whispering darkness fell like a firework shooting up into the stars, and the cruising police cars patrolled the city streets like a 5th grader observing a piece of candy at the candy store. by Austin

The shadowy darkness fell like a shooting star over the sleepy city, and the rude bloodhounds ran out of hiding like an alley cat looking for food. by Ben

The silent darkness descended like the sleepy sky jumping into bed, and the wandering owl scared the skunk like an elephant attacking a mouse for a piece of cheese. by Andrew

The gloomy darkness descended over the horizon like the Sky Tower at Canobie Lake Park, and the dancing starlight touched my face like a baby discovering something new for the very first time. by Heather B.

The dusky darkness fell over the snoozing city, and the creepy cats destroyed the flower garden like a toddler at the beach. by Amanda

The starless darkness fell like a eagle swooping down for a snack in the overtired village, and the hungry butterfly fluttered like a racing rabbit to the flowers. by Molly

The starless darkness fell like a magician’s hands over the whispering ocean, and the lantern-like jelly fish danced like a ballerina skipping across the stage. by Zak

The tormenting darkness fell over the crowded city like an eagle diving down for it’s prey, but the fascinated city people did not care for they were interested in the city lights. by Aaron

The abyss-like darkness fell over the drowsy city like a wave descending down onto the beach, and the reckless raccoon, knocked over trash barrels like a rouge driver in the night. by Cameron

The faded darkness fell over the city like a couple of old ladies passing out after a tea party, and the dizzy raccoon dug in the trash can like a pregnant woman screaming at her kid. by Alison

The shadowy darkness fell like someone pulling down shades over the lazy neighborhood, and the silent owl dived down to catch a chipmunk like a right fielder in baseball plunging to catch a baseball. by Adam

The jet black darkness fell as the smiling moon came out over the sleeping city, and the noisy loud cars honked their horns like it was the end of the world. by Heather M.

The powerful darkness descended around the sage and umber earth, but the glowing bright light kept the earth company in the night like a guardian angel to a child. by Kayla

The dusky darkness fainted over the sleepy city, and the disgusting skunk squirted everything it could see like a crazy painter squeezing an orange spray paint can. by Brianna