# February Finished With Lots of Learning Fun!

We are 100 Days Smarter!

We celebrated the 100th Day of School on February 24th! The students did a 100th Day Estimating Jar hands-on math activity. They were asked to estimate the objects in the jar. Then we counted each of the jars. Finally the students figure the difference between their estimates and the actual amounts.

Brian thinking hard about his estimate!

Estimating is harder than it looks!

We counted the unifix cubes and plastic animals by tens and ones.

The sugar cubes were counted by hundreds, tens, and ones.

The wooden color cubes were the easiest for most students to estimate.

Learning time was more fun when we used our bodies to make the clock. Kinesthetic learning is just another method to help the students make connections and understand. Twelve students were the numbers and two more were the hands.

Brooklynn was the minute hand and Nick was the hour hand.

The students are enjoying writing on the whiteboard with the smart projector pens.

We are getting more proficient at using the Epson smart projector that we are lucky enough to have in our classroom. I am learning along with the children. It has really enhanced our instruction and the students are very engaged in the lessons. We are using the technology in all subject areas from language arts, to math, to science and social studies.

Here Mrs. Marvin is using the Ziggy document camera to flash our Fundations flashcards for our daily drill.

The word web the students created in our grammar lesson on verbs.

The students graphed their favorite Boston sports team in math. The data is more meaningful if it is personal to the children.

I wish this photo was able to capture how impressive these students were.

Finally we had an assembly for Jump Rope for Heart! Students from Londonderry, NH did an amazing job demonstrating their unbelievable jump roping skills while they also taught the children about healthy food choices and exercise.