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Posts Made By: Enkidu
Board: Fifth Grade 08-01-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Enkidu
Routines

Here are some ideas for you:
1. I start the class with an I Have/Who Has I call
Capitalympics. (I time them)
2. State (or country) the Facts-a sheet with the same questions every week. Pick s...
Board: Creative Outlet 08-01-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Enkidu
Amazing! Those are beautiful.

Amazing! Those are beautiful.
Board: New Teachers 08-01-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 64
 
Posted By Enkidu
Fifth

Congratulations! I have taught fifth for many years and it is my favorite grade. Fun, smart, forgiving, among other traits. But also chatty, rambunctious, and lazy when allowed to be! Get your...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-01-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Enkidu
Western Hemisphere

History from when to when? I actually like the idea of teaching history in a vertical, rather than linear, model. Hmm. I have to teach it for only half a year. I want to teach it every day, but THIS...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-01-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Enkidu
Boring

That does SOUND boring, but you can still make it fascinating!
Board: Fifth Grade 07-17-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Enkidu
Jerry Pinkney

http://www.amazon.com/Jerry-Pinkney/e/B000APIK02
Board: Fifth Grade 07-17-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Enkidu
Caldecott

Look for a list of Caldecott winners.

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal

I live near Amherst, MA which has one of the best children's...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-17-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Enkidu
I'm in Mass. How did your standards change? Fifth...

I'm in Mass. How did your standards change? Fifth grade is usually American history up to the Civil War?
Board: Fifth Grade 05-08-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Enkidu
Structure and choice

Someone above wrote this. It's key for fifth graders.
Fifth graders will try to take you where they want to go. Let them, but not right away. I have seen fifth graders be amazing for one teacher,...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-08-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Enkidu
Williamsburg

When you get to the early colonies, start to check out the Williamsburg lesson plans at www.history.org

Great lessons using primary sources.
Board: Fifth Grade 05-08-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Enkidu
Nary a textbook

I have not found one text that covers all of the mass. Grade 5 standards, so I have a mix. I use a variety of things for the ancient Americas, then jump into SS Alive.
If your school does not have...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-08-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Enkidu
Just saw this. How did it go?

Just saw this. How did it go?
Board: Fifth Grade 05-07-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Enkidu
The first link is a civil war simulation. I have...

The first link is a civil war simulation. I have done the explorer simulation for years. They also have a pioneer simulation. It's just like Oregon Trail.
Board: Fifth Grade 05-07-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Enkidu
Simulations and Role Play Games

https://shop.scholastic.com/shop/en/teacherstore/Easy-Simulations-Civil-War

Mission-us.org
This is an amazing site. Boston massacre, Native American in the 1800s, escape from slavery,...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-07-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Enkidu
Journeys

I love Journeys! I agree with some of the negative comments about the online portion, but I have such crummy tech that I tend to go old school. My comments are for the book.
I love:
The stories....
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 03-11-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Enkidu
The best roots

http://eps.schoolspecialty.com/products/literacy/vocabulary/vocabulary-from-classical-roots/about-the-program
Board: Fifth Grade 05-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Enkidu
Picture books. Go to your school or local...

Picture books.
Go to your school or local library and load up on books that relate to whatever theme you are working in. They live them. Then give choices of responses.

I love the trifolds...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-13-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Enkidu
Pop up books.

Pop up books.
Board: Fifth Grade 05-13-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Enkidu
The only problem I have is time. Reading a...

The only problem I have is time. Reading a chapter together can eat up class time, and if done well, they will have lots of questions and discussions. I usually read a novel a level or two above...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-13-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Enkidu
Journeys

I will send tomorrow. The new common core version?
Board: Fifth Grade 04-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By Enkidu
I just made ones for 17 1nd 18, do you still need...

I just made ones for 17 1nd 18, do you still need them? We have the latest version., Journeys COmmon Core.
Board: Fifth Grade 01-11-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Enkidu
Georgia

Go to the Georgia Dept of Ed site. Look at the math curriculum. I live in mass, and I always go to georgia for info!
Board: Fifth Grade 01-11-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Enkidu
Poems

I really like Evan-moors poetry Ebook. It guides them through the poems and gets more deeply into it.
Board: Fifth Grade 11-12-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Enkidu
Idea

How about both? You could do these two ways, more as a writing exercise than a finished piece, though they could keep it to work on later.

One. Have the write a few paragraphs of a time they were...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Enkidu
Scaling

This is not a game, but it is fun. It is from Keys to Vocabulary.
Choose a word from the list that can have levels of intensity. I did fear. Have them generate a list of synonyms, or set another...



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