Delaney has a story to write that isn’t due till later this week, but wanted to stay up a bit longer tonight to make as much progress as she could. Went to tell her it was finally bedtime and found her crashed out on my bed, school work under her arm. She struggled with school last year and didn’t quite have the motivation for any of it. So far this school year she has really taken initiative towards bettering her grades and all the other little things that go into doing so. I’m one proud momma! 😊👍🏻 #kiddo#homework#5thgrade#workinghard#proudmomma#loveher
Hands of kindness! We have filled our 1st jar of kindness! Students put a gem in the jar for each act of kindness they did for another person and wrote the act on a card to give others ideas to do! #wholebrainteaching#GloriousKindnessClub#5thgrade
Check out our activity from today!
Using play-doh, students created a visual representation of the main idea of the text. Then, we treated the room like an art gallery. We walked about listening to each individual explain their exhibit. 👏🏻☺️❤️ We are reading: Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America. By:Sharon Robinson
To follow up with yesterday’s lesson that I posted about (identifying parts of speech and making inferences using pictures), today we played Headbandz!
The students were each given a card to stick in their headband. Then they had to ask yes or no questions to infer what their card said. We stuck to simple nouns and verbs today. But you can use this game for so many ideas such vocabulary practice, other more challenging parts of speech, math facts, etc.
The students loved it and it was a great review for them. I also let them jot down the clues on the board and come up with words for me to guess. Needless to say, they didn’t want to leave when class was over and begged me to play again in the future. A win in my teacher book! ☺️ #Headbandz#makinginferences#studentengagement#smallgroupinstruction#handsonlearning#makelearningfun
Don’t know about you but when Fall rules and all I can think about is… pumpkins, ravens, black cats, and my ultimate favorite Edgar Allan Poe! Oh! And of course pumpkin lattes, duh!
If you’re looking to integrate hi literacy but make it available to the upper elementary grades this units for you. It’s project-based and it’s a Tonna fun. It includes abridged version of the three Edgar Allan Poe stories, vocabulary, three different projects the kids can choose to work on and a virtual field trip to the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.
I make it a classroom transformation and use it for about three weeks. I do one story per week and we discuss all the appropriate benchmarks and go beyond by discussing symbolism, themes, story structure, etc... in Poe’s stories.
Imagine walking into a dark room, that’s just slightly colder than usual, with some scary music/sounds in the background and reading. Edgar Allan Poe. Follow the link to my store and find out how much fun, engaging and educational Halloween can be!
Need an activity to get them moving in math? Right now we are working on decimals and I had each of my students wear a decimal all day today. Throughout the day I would ask for them to get in different number order and occasionally switch cards so they weren’t memorizing who they were standing by 😉 it was great practicing comparing decimals all day today! Currently we are at 1 minute. Hoping we can get it under 45 seconds 🤪
This may be the ugliest poster ever but...YOU ALL!... I am DONE with “I’m done!” I don’t remember who I got this idea from on Instagram but no more will they shout “I’m done!” What are you dinner? Lunch? Is dinner done? Is the spaghetti done? You are never done in my class! Sometimes they work independently or with a partner to do a problem that I am about to go over on the board... they KNOW they are supposed to give me a thumbs up, but instead I get 👍 I’m done 👍 and the rest of the students still working feel like they need to rush to catch up! NO MORE! I will point to this poster until they get the hint! 😂😂😂 Who else is DONE with “I’m done!” ??
Today we got to have a Skype call with a classroom from a mystery state! They asked geographical questions to figure out where we were from, and we did the same to figure out that they were from.... MISSOURI! This activity went right along with our Map Skills and Regions of the U.S. Social Studies Unit. As an added bonus, my Texas students got to meet some kids my from my old stomping grounds! 🇺🇸 #missouri#texas#socialstudies#5thgrade#mapskills#socialstudiesteacher#socialstudies
It’s national voter registration day! Get out there and register to vote for November elections! Tbt to the science march earlier this year…a great day to be reminded that every voice matters, every vote counts, and every teacher is legendary 💥