When it comes to learning new math concepts, fractions can be difficult for some elementary students to grasp. However, making fractions relevant and entertaining so your students can connect to real life will help them master the standards and objectives you are trying to reach.  Having fun with fractions is achievable with these activities to teach fraction in your elementary classroom. Fraction Interactive Notebooks I love using interactive notebooks in math! They include activities that hit on all of the major skills that I want my students to learn: identifying fractions, fraction number lines, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, etc. But the neat part is that students barely notice they are doing work because they are using scissors and glue. It's a sneaky teacher trick. Don't tell! (P.S. I keep the cuts simple so that students don't take long cutting!) The best part about the interactive notebook is that students will have a resource...
President’s Day is just around the corner and although the perfect President’s Day is a 3-day weekend, it can still be fun at school, too!  What can you do to make President’s Day one your students won’t forget? Talk to a President In the age of easy communication, take time to contact a president.   President Jimmy Carter only responds to snail mail, but President Trump has Twitter as does George W. and Obama.   Ask questions about their causes, what their favorite memories are, why they wanted to be president.   Have students write letters or tweets to distribute to their favorite presidents or even their kids like Jenna Bush Hager or Chelsea Clinton, but only after your approval! J    Have students bring in responses if they get them or even contact other state politicians and presidential hopefuls for the full government experience. Interactive Notebooks It's so easy to integrate reading and social studies while learning about the pre...