Sunday, November 8, 2015


I recently stumbled across another hilarious and fun game played on the Ellen Show called Funglish. My students struggle with vocabulary (high ESL population) and it affects their performance on standardized tests. So, I thought this would be a great way to play a fun game while learning science and social studies vocabulary at the same time. Here is the link to the Ellen Show clip(click here).
Here is a picture of the Funglish giant game board my mom created using a plastic shower curtain and duct tape.

The Great Pumpkin Challenge!

For the week of Halloween, I had my 4th and 5th graders do a fun design challenge. I adapted this idea from an idea I saw on Pinterest. They had 26 gum drop pumpkins and 30 toothpicks. They had to sketch a tower that would stand on its own. Then, they constructed with their materials. The tallest tower won the challenge. We had some very interesting design ideas and the students learned alot! The tallest tower was 37 centimeters tall! Here are some examples: