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Posts Made By: cjn
Board: Fifth Grade 06-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cjn
Our speaker read Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr....

Our speaker read Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss and let that be the basis for address.
Board: Fifth Grade 05-04-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By cjn
Me too

I would like the lessons too, if you don't mind.

cjnutt@oconee.k12.sc.us
thanks so much
Board: Fifth Grade 04-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cjn
Teaching the partial quotients algorithm might be...

Teaching the partial quotients algorithm might be a different approach.
Board: Fifth Grade 03-30-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cjn
Direct Questions

I have had success by asking point blank, "Are you refusing to do your work?" If the answer is yes, that is defiance and an office referral (or you could ask what the consequences should be). If...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-23-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By cjn
Other ideas

Some research projects I have used with my fifth graders include:
a travel brochure about the country of their heritage
a magazine about the Roaring 20's
a World War II scrapbook
...
Board: Fifth Grade 02-09-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cjn
I was in a meeting just today and heard a...

I was in a meeting just today and heard a suggestion I had not thought of--specifically for math. Try to get a copy of the 4th and 6th grade texts. If a child fails to master a skill, go back to...
Board: Fifth Grade 01-25-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cjn
We used jello, fruit and vegetables to make the...

We used jello, fruit and vegetables to make the cells. We put the animal cell in a plastic bag, and the plant cell in a rigid container to show the strength of the cell wall.

My kids loved the...
Board: Fifth Grade 01-12-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cjn
My students just wrote an expository essay on...

My students just wrote an expository essay on whether or not students should have a say about what foods are served in the lunchroom. We had done a proofreading exercise on a similar topic. I will...
Board: Fifth Grade 01-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By cjn
At my school,

the upper grades use the Daily 3: read to self, word work, and writing. I address the CAFE components at appropriate times, using a variety of picture books for the skills. This gives me a lot of...
Board: Fifth Grade 12-14-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cjn
Project Ideas

I had the students create magazines for the 1920's. Each team decided on the type of magazine: sports, news, entertainment, etc. Every child had to contribute at least one article and one...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-04-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cjn
I use brainpop.com. Our PTC paid for the...

I use brainpop.com. Our PTC paid for the subscription. It has short videos and quizzes on numerous subject in all areas.
Board: Fifth Grade 11-03-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cjn
lexile levels

I have used lexile.com. You can use the section called "I don't know my lexile", choose grade level, and books I read at school are to easy. Then you get a choice of themes to choose, and finally...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-31-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cjn
Paper Protractors

I copy a large semi-circle for the students to cut out. I have them mark 0 at one end, and 180 at the other. We reverse the numbers and mark under the original. Then we fold it in half, mark 90 at...
Board: Daily 5 10-28-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cjn
I also teach 5th grade. I use three of the...

I also teach 5th grade. I use three of the components: read to self, word work, and writing every day. Sometimes the word work or writing may be a part of science or social studies. When...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-18-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cjn
My students are much more successful with the...

My students are much more successful with the lattice method of multiplication and partial quotients method for division. I just gave a multiplication test ( 3 digit times 3 digit, as well as...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-16-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cjn
YEARS ago, my children made an atypical model. ...

YEARS ago, my children made an atypical model. The scale was to show how far apart the planets are. I remember that we used adding machine tape, and the finished product wrapped all the way around...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-12-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cjn
No to extra credit

While I don't give extra credit, I do sometimes struggle with other issues. One dates back to my high school geometry class. The teacher was a stickler for "following directions". It didn't matter...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-02-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By cjn
I don't have a web quest, but if you go to...

I don't have a web quest, but if you go to cellsalive.com, there are interactive cell puzzles--that may a starting point for you.
Board: Fifth Grade 09-30-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cjn
The components of the Daily 3 are read to self,...

The components of the Daily 3 are read to self, word work, and writing. That along with the sisters' CAFE menu create an approach to teaching reading and writing--a lot of one on one conferencing.
Board: Fifth Grade 09-26-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cjn
Will send a copy of the pages when I am back at...

Will send a copy of the pages when I am back at school Monday. Fortunately our school bought copies for each of us. I reference this more than anything I have ever had--have you tried to find a...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-24-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cjn
I believe there is a sample in the Fontas and...

I believe there is a sample in the Fontas and Pinnel (sp). I'll check at school tomorrow and send if you'd like.
Board: Fifth Grade 09-21-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By cjn
I use a form from 100 Book Challenge. Every 15...

I use a form from 100 Book Challenge. Every 15 minutes read is 1 step. I sign it in class if I feel they read the ENTIRE 15 minutes. I ask them to read at home for 30 minutes, and have a parent...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-13-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By cjn
I am also struggling with this, but today I...

I am also struggling with this, but today I really looked at the sample schedule for upper elementary in the Words Their Way Book. I think I can work with this format, but only time will tell how...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-12-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By cjn
I have 45 minutes every day. One day a week...

I have 45 minutes every day. One day a week during every other 9 week grading period, I have early duty. Bus duty is every day, with one time during each quarter for those whose rides are late....
Board: Fifth Grade 09-12-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cjn
Unfortunately, many of us have been in your...

Unfortunately, many of us have been in your shoes. I am lucky enough to have a resource teacher who has been very helpful, even though he does not serve the children in my class. A few suggestions...



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