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Thursday, September 30, 2010

I can't do any of this!

Check out the cool bike moves of this man from Senegal!  Incredible!!!

-Miss K  :)

Dalton Ghetti

Go to Google images and type in this guy's name!  He is a Connecticut artist originally from Brazil and his Pencil art is amazing and not what you would expect!!!

-Miss K  :)

Space Travel!

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

-Miss K  :)

Picture day & game day in class

It was nice to see so many of you dressed up and looking great for picture day!  Many thanks to Amanda and Ryan for helping me pick my picture!

I hope you enjoyed the game during class time!  It was fun watching you play!!!

No "REAL" homework, but your signed quiz and the hot pink sheet are due tomorrow!


-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Test Today!

Hey everyone!

I have just barely begun correcting the tests, but they look pretty darn good so far!  You should get the scores back either tomorrow or Friday!  :)

No Homework tonight!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello Parents!

Welcome to Miss Kahrimanis's Blog!  Please take your time to take a look at what the site has to offer!

Your comments are always appreciated!  Please feel free to e-mail me as well!

-Miss K  :)

Test Tomorrow!

Hello Everyone!

As you (should) know, we have our first test of the year tomorrow.  We will take our Number Sense Test in class tomorrow and I imagine that you will all do quite well!  Please use your study guide and previous homework assignments to help you prepare.  You can also scroll down a bit and check out the previous posts to play games to help you prepare.

Here are the answers to the Study Guide in case you didn't have time during class to correct your work!

If the above link doesn't work, please visit our class page on Final Site and look in the Number Sense Folder to access the file.  :)

Best of luck!!!

Tonight's Homework:
1.  Study for tomorrow's Test
2.  Bring your signed quiz in by Friday
3.  Get your Blog picture permission slip signed by Friday

See you tomorrow!  :)

-Miss K  :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Solving Equations

Tonight's homework is to complete the Solving Equations Worksheet!  You can also begin working on your study guide!  :)

-Miss K  :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010


-Miss K  :)

Calendar Contest! I need YOUR help!!!

Hey there everyone!!!  
As many of you know, I really enjoy taking pictures!  You may also know that Shore publishing distributes a Madison Calendar in the Source newspaper each year.  I have entered a few photographs in a contest to be included in the calendar.  If you like any of my pictures, I would love it if you would vote for them to be included in the 2011 calendar.  Click the links below to vote.  You can also submit your own pictures (with your parent's permission) if you want them to be part of the contest!

Thanks so much!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Games and sites to help you study for Wednesday's Test

Drag and drop Equations

Solving equations shooting game (warning~ uses negative numbers and two part problems)

Solving Equations basketball game (warning~ uses negative numbers and two part problems)


More Rounding

Place Value Practice

Another Place Value

Standard form/ word form

Ordering numbers

Estimating Addition

Estimating Subtraction

Rounding  (From the same site as the postman and matching games)

Pattern Practice

Also check out the games from this previous post from September 16th.  (13 games!!!!)

Good luck and have a great weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Really nice job in class today!  Thanks for working so hard.  :)  As you know, we began working on writing expressions...

(Barbie image from Mattel.com)

Your homework this evening is to complete the Writing Expressions worksheet.  Hopefully that will go quickly and make sense!  :)

As you know, we discussed the test date and we all agreed that September 29th would be the best day for our test.  You should expect a study guide tomorrow or Monday!  :)

Have a great night!  I will see you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pics from today at Hammo!

Okay...  I know that there are a LOT of feet in these pictures, but I don't want to post any pictures of you guys without permission, so this is what we have for now!

I hope you enjoy the ones that are up!  I had so much fun with you all today!!!!!!

-Miss K  :)

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Hammonasset Today

I had so much fun with everyone today!  I will try to upload some of the pictures from today when I get home!  Thanks for a wonderful day!

-Miss K  :)


Who Wants to be a Millionaire Game

Substituting values in expressions game from BBC

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Quiz Today

Nice job everyone!  I was very pleased with your work.  I had hoped to return scores tomorrow, but I think we will have to wait until Thursday!  Almost done grading them!

No Homework tonight because of the quiz.

However, we have the field trip to Hammonasset tomorrow, so be sure to bring a bagged lunch (no glass) with you and wear clothes that can get a little messy.  Due to the breeze down by the water, you might want to bring a lightweight sweatshirt with you!

I am looking forward to the trip!  See you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)


TapeArt - Stella & Rex & Jurij Lozic from Multipraktik on Vimeo.

-Miss K  :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Internet troubles today!

This is going to be a quick post since we have had internet trouble today and I want to write the important stuff before it stops working again...

Study for the Quiz tomorrow!!!

Good luck!

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bue Ribbon Day Tomorrow!


Thanks for the idea Scoop!!!

Tonight's homework is to complete the Pattern worksheet, but you also need to study for Tueday's quiz.  Scoop suggested that I post some games to help you practice for the quiz, so here goes!!!

Write numbers in standard form Game One  Game Two (try level three)
Write numbers in word form Game One 

Round to a given place value Game One  (you get to blow up sharks!) Game Two 

Compare numbers using < , >, or =  Two Games  Boxing Game (this one is kinda hysterical, but the math isn't exactly what we are doing- just check it out for a minute!)

Estimate to find the sum (+), difference (-), Game One  Game Two 
product (x or ∙)  Game One
and quotient (÷)

Estimating Game (multiple types and levels AND superfun)
Find the next numbers in a pattern and be able to explain the rule for the pattern  Game One

Find the next picture in a pattern 

I will keep looking, but this is what I have so far!  :)

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Still estimating!

Today we finally finished the estimation packet from Tuesday!  I was really pleased with the logic that you used to solve the problems on the back page.  We also completed a mad minute!  Only one more to go!  We will do the last one on either Thursday (tomorrow) or Friday.
Quite a few of you earned sparkly stickers for great work on the mini class assignment!  That's awesome!  I was pleased to see that many of you were able to begin working on the homework, estimation practice worksheet.  Just a quick hint~  #2 is NOT division!  We will do a bit more estimation and rounding to help us prepare for Tuesday's quiz, but we will also start working on patterning tomorrow!  :)

Study for the quiz on Tuesday, September 21st!

(The info below is from the study guide that I will hand out tomorrow)

Please review your notes, homework assignments, and classwork assignments to prepare for our first Quiz.
You should be able to:

□ Write numbers in standard form (numbers and commas only)
□ Write numbers in word form (words and commas only)
□ Round to a given place value (underline the place value)
□ Compare numbers using < , >, or =
□ Estimate to find the sum (+), difference (-), product (x or ∙) and quotient (÷)
□ Find the next numbers in a pattern and be able to explain the rule for the pattern
□ Find the next picture in a pattern

To study in math, you need to complete problems to help you prepare! :)

Thanks for some good work today!  See you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

check this out!

If you haven't checked out Conor E's blog yet, be sure to stop by, take a look, and maybe even leave a comment!


If you have a website or blog that you would like me to post on our class blog, please let me know and send me the link!

-Miss K  :)

Counting to 1000!

I had a great time figuring out how long it would take to count to 1000 with all of you!  After doing this activity in all four classes, I can let you know that it will take about 28 minutes to count to 1000.

We saw many creative ways to solve this problem and honestly there is no "right" answer, but 28 minutes seemed to keep coming up in each class!  Who would have thought that it would take that long?!?!?!?

Tonight's homework is to complete the double-sided estimation worksheet.  Remember that for numbers 1-6 on the front side you just need to round the numbers to the highest common place value and that you should skip #9.

See you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

"Game Over" Project by Guillaume Reymond



Space Invaders


-Miss K  :)

cool color music pinwheel


-Miss K  :)

You Tube Time Machine!

Pick a year and see what video they have from that year...

I obviously haven't been able to preview all of these videos, so please check this out with a parent or guardian.

Here's 1999, the year most of you were born!  Feel free to select another year and see what shows up!

-Miss K  :)


We began to look at estimation today and spent a bit of time working on estimation strategies.  Your homework this evening is to complete the estimation worksheet from class.  Please use the notes below to help you with your homework.

Estimation with addition and subtraction:  Round each number to the Highest COMMON place value.  If both number go to the same place value, you can just round them to the highest place value.  However, if one number goes to a higher place value, you have to round to the highest place value of the smaller number.  ex:  123,456 + 78,012  Both numbers would be rounded to the ten-thousands place.  120,000 + 80,000.

Estimation with multiplication:  Round each number to its own highest place value and keep single digits the same.  (All the single digits!)

Estimation with division:  Round the divisor first (but not if it is a single digit) and find a number that is compatible with the divisor.  (pretend that the ~ is a division sign!)  ex:  4,812 ~ 7 would change to 4,900 ~ 7 because the 49 works really well with the 7.

I hope that this helps a little bit!  And remember not to round the single digits, all the single digits!

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010


-Miss K  :)

We didn't start the fire- Google edition

-Miss K  :)

This is a commercial, but it makes me smile...

-Miss K  :)

This is clever and great for the environment!

Life-Altering Writing Instrument of the Day: U Jung Heo and Sa Yoeng Kim’s award-winning “Continuous Pencil” promises to put an end to the wasteful practice of tossing away pencil stubs when they become too short for comfort.
How It Works: First, sharpen the Continuous Pencil as you would any other pencil, and use at your leisure. Then, once you reach the stub stage, simply attach another Continuous Pencil to the base of the stub. Once the pencil runs out in full, sharpen the next one and start the process again.
(text from the daily what)

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rounding Today

Hey there kiddos!

I hope that you enjoyed class today.  In respect to the holiday tomorrow and Friday, I gave you lots of time to complete the mini-review assignment that will be due on Friday.  If you are unable to complete the assignment due to the holiday, please let the sub know on Friday.  You can turn it in on Monday with no penalty.  I will be out on Friday because I will be celebrating Rosh Hashana.

Today's assignment was to complete the mini review worksheet from class.  As I mentioned, almost everyone finished the assignment in class, so you shouldn't have much to worry about!  I look forward to seeing you on Monday!  Be well!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Math videos! BIG NUMBERS!

Fire Drill today?!?!?!

That was strange! Those of you that were in LA for Blue class missed the prompt and those of you that were with me during the fire drill didn't get as much time to work on the homework. :( Sorry about that and I know that you will have a bit more to do this evening, but I don't want you to fall behind the other classes. The assignment for tonight is a little big, but it should go relatively quickly! Hopefully it won't use too much brain power! Please complete Worksheet 2-1, all problems; Worksheet 2-2, all problems; Worksheet 2-3, evens only.

You will be working on Reading and writing large numbers on ws 2-1. Quick hint on that page, don't forget three zeros in the millions place on number 11 and #'s 13-16 should have lots of zeros.

Rounding numbers, ws 2-2, should be okay as well. Lots to copy down, but not too much that you need to worry about. Remember that for number twelve, you are using the value you saw from number 11. The number 56,603,451 needs to be rounded to the a) hundreds place (4), b) millions place (6), c) ten-thousands place (0), etc.

(some kid pretending to be Chewbacca as he rounds...)

Finally, the last paper, 2-3, asks you to put the numbers in order from least to greatest. Please remember that you should only do the even numbered problems!!! The values are written with semicolons (;) separating them, so be careful when you look at them. Quick hint: Write the values out in standard form for numbers 12, 14 and 16. For number 18 you can write out the number or the industry!

(we don't use the chart like this lady did, but the information should help you!)

I hope that these little hints helped a bit! Good luck on the HW and come find me during homeroom if you have any questions.

-Miss K :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's a Book!

From Lane Smith, author of The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, and Math Curse.  (It's gonna be an actual book too!)

-Miss K  :)

EARL-y Dismissal!

Though it seems to been veering away from us, we still have an EARLy dismissal due to Hurricane Earl!  I hope that you, your families, and your homes remain safe during the wild weather.  No Homework this weekend, just enjoy the long weekend! 

(from the weather channel)

See you Tuesday!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Impressive and cool!

-Miss K  :)


It's Beverly Hills 90210 Day...  Mrs. B mentioned it!  I am not really a fan of the show, but since I like numbers, I thought I would mention it!  :)

(the original cast)

-Miss K  :)

Reading and Writing Large Numbers Day One

Hello Friends! 

As you hopefully remember from class, we completed a pre-test today.  It covered our first two topics for the year, number sense and decimals.  After we completed the pre-tests, we looked at Reading and Writing Large Numbers.  Tonight's homework is to complete the worksheet from class.  There are some notes on the front of the page, but I want to give you a little bit more information.  :)

A little mini lesson on the topic from Beacon Learning Center.

Really great notes from e-math!  This page says that a number can be written in three different ways, but we know a fourth, Number-Word Form.  I am pretty sure that they didn't mention this form because it is really only convenient when the number you are using has lots of zeros and resembles a rounded number.    For example, 56, 000, 000 work well in number-word form:  56 Million, but 7, 891, 024 doesn't.

Practice writing numbers in word form from FunBrain.  Practice writing in standard form from FunBrain.

Fun Game from Toon University.  Be sure to select level three and work quickly!!!!

MathCats interactive where you can type in a number in standard form and see how it would be written in word form with the click of a button!

Wanna see some big numbers?  I mean, really SEE!  The Mega Penny Project has visuals of numbers all the way up to Quintillions!!!  The page takes a long time to load, but it is pretty cool once it does!!!  :)

I hope that you find these interesting!  More to come on Tuesday!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I love it when my students are smarter than me!

Update on commenting!  Weston M. (supergenius) realized that you can comment by selecting "Name/URL" rather than anonymous and the process seems to be a little bit easier!  Just be sure to type in your first name and last initial in the name box when you submit.  You can leave the URL box blank.

Thanks again Weston!

-Miss K

Day Two! Wow, this year is just flying by!!!!

Hello again friends!

In class today we were able to do some mad minutes and check out the blog!  Hopefully you are all able to find the page easily now!  :)  I would suggest bookmarking the page so that you can get to it easily.  If you need help with bookmarking -> Bookmarking.  Any web browser that you use should have a bookmark or "favorites" option, usually represented as a star or a heart.

No Homework this evening!  :)  However, if you are already on this blog, you might as well check it out for a little while.  If you haven't left a comment yet, please leave one!  Tomorrow we will start doing some real school work and you should expect some homework.  I promise that it won't be too bad!

Have a wonderful evening!  I look forward to seeing you on day three!

-Miss K  :)