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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 7, 2017 PAGE 11A I A fraction of something is JewishAcademythird-grade easy to define, it is a bit of a teachers recognize this and larger whole. Yet, fractions redesigned their fraction in mathematics is a subject unit to make this tough-to- area that can be difficult understand subject easier for students to comprehend for their students to grasp. and even harder to workInlayingafoundationofun- with computationally. The derstanding, thethird-grade teacher team fashioned a hands on, physical fractions unit. Fraction Play Stations kicked off the unit with car- nival themed experiences. By introducing the vocabulary of fractions, numerators and denominators. This in- teractive way addressed the differing learning styles of the students. Each carnival game al- lowed the students to have a certain number of attempts. The third graders then had to record how many attempts were successful. They had to create a frac- tion comparing successful attempts to total attempts. Using manipulatives, such as Legos and fraction tiles, as well as digital resources, the third-grade students were exposed to a tangible way of taking a whole and breaking it up into fractional parts. The students were further able to gain a better understanding of comparing parts to a whole. The "best" Through the Boca Raton Library system's community outreach programs, Sheri Siegel, a teacher at the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, invited children's librarian Karyn Dombrosky to come and give Dr. Seuss presentations to students .... the day school. Karyn, the daughter of Gil and Risa Dombrosky of Fern Park, gave four 30-minute presentations--complete with a Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat costume provided by the day school--to 165 kin- dergarteners through third graders, telling the stories of"The Sneetches and Other Stories," "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" and "Ten Apples Up On Top." Karlln Dombroslql in costume. Nothing is more important than saving a life, so it's essential that Israel have an ample supply of blood for all its peop ]hafs where Magen David Adom comes in -- collecting, testing, and distributing Israel's blood supply for civilians and the Israel Defense Forces. And to protect Israel's blood supply in the future, we're building a new blood center for Israel, one that will be reinforced against rocket or other terrorist attadcs. You can support MDA's lifesaving blood services. Make a gift today. Pesa kasher v'sameach. AFMDA Southeast Region 3300 PGA Blvd., Suite970 (~ AMERICAN FRIENDS OF Palm Beach Gardens, FL33410 MAGEN DAVID ADOM 561.835.0510 - southeastOafmda.org www.athnda~wg SAVING LIVES 1N ISRAEL part was that they were also Dominos for more authentic develop a strong foundation told to play with their food experience with fractions, of understanding fractions. by breaking it up into parts During the Domino's field Thisisjustoneexampleofthe during lunch! trip, thethird-gradestudents experiential learning oppor- To bring the concept of were asked to create personal tunitiesstudents experience fractions to an authentic pizzas. They not only had in math and all the subject real world understanding, to determine the fractional areas at Jewish Academy. The students first drew pizza proportion of their toppings For more information pies in actual pizza boxes and but also had to weigh each about the math curriculum broke their pie into fractional topping to make sure they and the Jewish Academy of partswith different toppings, hadthe exact amount for that Orlando or to arrange a visit writing the actual fractions proportion, to the school, please con- onthelidoftheirpizzaboxes. It is clear that the third tact Alan Rusonik, Head of Following this, the third graders have had multiple School, at arusonik@myjao. grade took a trip to a local learning opportunities to org or 407-647-0713. This Passover, whether you choose to celebrate with us or in the comfort of your own home, let TooJay's do the preparation for your holiday meal. Call ahead and we will have your order ready; ask about our express pick-up options. To dine in on M nday, April 10 or Tuesday, April 11, please call to make a res(rvation for the 5:00p.m. or 7:30p.m. seating. Set restaurant or website for full menu. toojays.com I 00 @ AItam0nte Springs: (407) 830-1770 Lake Mary: (407) 833-0848 0c0ee: (407) 798-2000 E Colonial Drive: (407)8.94-1718 * Dr Phillips: (407) 3550340 Watarford Lakes: (407) 249-9475 FUNERAL HOME ~ CREMATORY Jewish Graveside Packaae: $200.00 to. C do on for washing St 0n: i ide f Call us to Organizer/ 407-695-CARE (2273) www. DeGusipeFuneralHome.com Maitland Sanford West Orange 9001 N. Orlando Avenue905 Laurel Avenue 1400 Matthew Paris Blvd Maitland, FL 32751 Sanford, FL 32771 Ocoee, FL 34761