Elementary School 2.0


Elementary School 2.0

Since elementary teachers have special circumstances to deal with concerning the use of technology, I thought we could meet here to talk and to share ideas for 2.0 integration.

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Got Math?

Started by Mr. Peterson Feb 23, 2015. 0 Replies

Unleash Your Beast: Hungry Teacher

Started by Mr. Peterson Oct 26, 2014. 0 Replies

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Comment by Jen on November 21, 2013 at 5:04pm

Doing a Holidays Around the World Research with 5th graders in Illinois. Anyone looking to collaborate?

Comment by Mr. Peterson on November 10, 2013 at 4:46pm

Check out Hungry Teacher's new lessons. I can't wait to teach 'Spotify vs. iTunes'. 'The Wheels on the Bus are Round? looks promising as well. 

Spotify vs. iTunes:

Math, music, and an important decision to make.

Mathematical Domains: Ratios and Proportional Relationships, Functions, Expressions and Equations

Topics: Unit Rates, Systems of Linear Equations, Graphing, Discrete Functions, Linear Functions

Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth

Duration: Approximately 1 to 2 hours

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities.

The Wheels on the Bus are Round?:

The Triangles on the bus go round and round?

Mathematical Domains: Measurement and Data, Geometry, Numbers and Operations, 

Topics: Perimeter, Rates, Graphing, Volume, 

Grade Level(s): Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth

Duration: Approximately 1 to 2 hours

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities.http://hungryteacher.com

Comment by Mr. Peterson on November 4, 2013 at 7:03pm

I opened my day with Dan Meyer's, Coupon Comparison and finished with Hungry Teacher's, The More Money the More Problems.  My students and their parents are excited about these lessons. They are interesting and challenging.    My students are thriving off of this style of lesson.  I know I sound like a broken record, but Mathalicious, Dan Meyer, and Hungry Teacher are creating great lessons. The nice thing about these lessons is the that they can be used as openers, discussion pieces, extensions, lessons, or flipped class topics.  Try them out. Let me know what you think.


Comment by Mr. Peterson on October 14, 2013 at 5:39pm

Another great lesson!! Check out 'Mathionary'. Teaching mathematics with a Dictionary? It can be done. Mathematical Domains: The Number System, Measurement and Data Topics: fractions, percents, decimals, graphing, measurement Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth Duration: Approximately 1-2 hours

Again if you haven't tried 'The Frankenstein Project', give it a shot. My students loved this lesson. I can't wait to see what HT has in store for us next. Our school is also using the Dan Meyer 'Taco Truck' lesson to teach...

Hungry Teacher

Comment by Mr. Peterson on October 13, 2013 at 10:52am

'The Frankenstein Project' was a huge success with my students.  I wish I would have waited a couple of weeks closer to Halloween. If interested, give Dan Meyer and Mathalicious a try.   These are three of my favorite Common Core sites. http://hungryteacher.com

Comment by Mr. Peterson on September 26, 2013 at 7:12pm

I stumbled across this website, www.hungryteacher.com. I love their lessons. Some of the lessons are designed for elementary. Check it out. 

Comment by Jen on September 3, 2013 at 4:47pm

Anyone looking to collaborate with a 5th grade class in Illinois? Please send me a message and let me know. 


Comment by Priscilla Grim on April 10, 2013 at 9:18am

Looking for online resources to save your students from sliding this summer? Check out http://powermylearning.com and send them sailing into next year!

Comment by Leslie Witten on February 21, 2013 at 12:40pm

For Robert - Reading Eggs is a website (free trial, then subscription) which has been very successful at my school.  It adapts to each learner and is designed to develop literacy skills, fluency, and comprehension.  I recommend you check it out and sign up for a free trial! Aloha - Leslie

Comment by Robert H. Plonka on February 20, 2013 at 8:20pm

Hey everyone! I've been teaching high school for the past 6 years (16-21 year olds). I'm now teaching K-2nd graders, so I'm very new to the elementary world, and looking for some resources. Specifically good ipad/iphone apps to address letter-sound recognition. Any ideas?


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