March Madness at CPS

By: Tori Imes

We’ve had another full month in our classroom with special learning activities, events, and celebrations! We kicked off our month jumping into subtraction with regrouping into the hundreds. That’s a tricky concept to practice and master, so to keep students excited to work on these mathematical problems day after day and engaged in their work, we had to transform into superheroes who could only fight the villains and save the day after all of our daily math problems were completed with 100% accuracy!

In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, our students made leprechaun traps. We read mentor texts such as “Fiona’s Luck” and “That’s What Leprechauns Do” during literacy block and learned that if we catch a leprechaun, leprechaun law states that the leprechaun MUST tell us where the gold is hidden. We set our traps out the night before St. Patrick’s Day and when we arrived to school the next morning, our classroom was destroyed! Explosions of green and glitter everywhere! Although we didn’t catch a leprechaun this year, we did have some fun making marshmallow catapults, engaging in a walking rainbow stem challenge, and making rainbow pudding cups as a special treat! 

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