## Wednesday, April 29, 2015

### Fractional Name :: Vowels + Consonants

We have been talking about fractions

A fraction has a denominator. It tells how many are in the group or set. A fraction has a numerator. It tells how many of the whole are shaded or eaten or...

To explore fractions, we took a look at the letters in our first names. Some of the letters are vowels (A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y) and the rest of the letters are consonants.

What fraction of the letters are vowels?

What fraction of the letters are consonants?

We chose two colors and color coded the vowels and the consonants in our name using complementary colors. Complementary colors are opposites on the color wheel.

Then we represented the fraction using ONE circle. Finally, we represented the fraction using ONE bar.

Here are the visual results!

Question: Why do some students have TWO circles and TWO bars? (Hint: equivalent fractions)

How is your name like another?

Does your name have more vowels or consonants?

## Sunday, April 26, 2015

### What is ORANGE? :: Wrap Up #clrpoem

♥ This project is dedicated to the memory of Mr. David Eldridge of Hawes Primary School in Yorkshire Dales, England. David was a pioneer in the area of meaningful technology integration through educational blogging, a passionate innovator, and a generous learning partner. David recognized the importance of a global education and the power of collaborative learning.  You are missed, David.

We just completed our second week of the Twitter Time :: Color/Colour Poem Project.

The object of this collaborative project is to create digital images, share original poems, and publish through our classroom Twitter account using the hashtag #clrpoem! Each week a color of the visible spectrum will be showcased! Everyone is invited to participate!

ROY  G  BIV

One way to remember the visible spectrum is the
ROY G BIV acronym.
(red-orange-yellow-green-blue-*indigo-violet)

Here are some highlights of What is ORANGE? week. Thank you to all who participated!

England

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Seattle, Washington

California

Hawaii

California

New York City

New York City

New York City

Los Angeles

New Zealand

Next week is What is Yellow?

Join the fun! Shoot a photo, write a poem, tweet it out using the hashtag #clrpoem.

## Sunday, April 19, 2015

### What is Red? :: Wrap Up #clrpoem

We just completed our first week of the Twitter Time :: Color/Colour Poem Project.

The object of this collaborative project is to create digital images, share original poems, and publish through our classroom Twitter account using the hashtag #clrpoem! Each week a color of the visible spectrum will be showcased! Everyone is invited to participate!

ROY  G  BIV

One way to remember the visible spectrum is the
ROY G BIV acronym.
(red-orange-yellow-green-blue-*indigo-violet)

Here are some highlights of What is RED week. Thank you to all who participated!

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We kickstarted the RED week with a poem about our special friend Jolly George.

That prompted a comment from England and a question from New York City.

Which followed with our verse about Jolly George.
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This poem started a conversation about hot sauce in space!
Thank you, Krissy Venosdale from Texas!

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This poem from Ms Kirsch in New York City was a great one, but needed a photo to complement it!

So I shot a photo of an apple and gave it to the students!

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How do I collect the photos and poems? One way is via Google Classroom. Here is a screenshot for next week, What is ORANGE?

We are looking forward to next week's Twitter Time!

What is ORANGE?

What was your favorite RED poem?

What are some other ways to collect poems besides using Google Classroom?