### Peter Latimer

Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:) I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

How to motivate your students to perform better and believe in themselves!

FREEBIE! Showing Evidence Strips....These have great evidence stems to help your kiddos cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions. Just print and cut down the middle.

Run-on Sentences

Finding Ways to Nguyen Students Over: Why Wait for Calculus? Maximizing the volume of a box.

common core

volume activity

This is an amazing inquiry based science and math project where students teach themselves the formula for volume. They have to figure out how many cubes can fit in the cereal box. This aligns with the Common Core Math Standard 5.MD.4: Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.

Experiment dealing with lung capacity...kids blow into balloons and take the diameter measurements to calculate volume of air. Follow the link to the printables and lesson plan.

ahhhh hang up the higher order questions then you won't forget to ask the right questions the one day you are scored :)