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Posts Made By: ellie523
Board: Fifth Grade 10-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By ellie523
Research the Partial Quotients Method

I have students who are really successful with this method after being totally frustrated with the traditional method. It takes a little longer, but it does build number sense and I think gives...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-07-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ellie523
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

This is my favorite text for introducing Simile vs. Metaphor. The kids love it!

I also found a free resource on TPT about using Firework by Katy Perry to teach Figurative Language. That one is...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By ellie523
Turn on the Air Conditioning!

UGhhh... our district has hired a new Energy Supervisor or whatever who has been tasked with saving the district money through energy conservation. I'm all about trying to go green, but this lady...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-09-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ellie523
Math Centers

If you are looking for math centers, here is a link to some Free file folder games to print out and make. My students love the Four in a Row games, and some of them even have different levels which...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-09-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ellie523
We're doing Conscious Discipline too!

I teach 5th grade and we're adopting Conscious Discipline as well. I do think that it is a little too primary in language, but I agree with a lot of the philosophy behind it. I looked on their...
Board: Daily 5 08-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
Here is part 2

Part 2 Again, sorry. :)
Board: Daily 5 08-09-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
Sorry for the confusion.

Apparently the file was too big. Here is part one of the file.

I'm so sorry for the confusion, hope someone can use these.
Board: Daily 5 08-09-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
here are the letters that match

I can't take credit for these, but these are the letters for the headers. I think I found them here in the Peony Room but not sure who created them.
Board: Daily 5 08-07-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
Life Headers

Somewhere on this board I downloaded some great ideas for adjusting my CAFE board to a LIFE board. I created some title cards to match the header cards I found here and thought I would return the...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-25-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ellie523
Ughhhh

Homework has been a thorn in my side my whole career. Every year I change it hoping to alleviate the work and stress, but it never seems to work out that way. We use standard based grading too and...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-25-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
Wayside School

I always start with the first chapter of Sideways Stories from Wayside School, the one about Mrs. Gorf. The kids love it! Then I do visualizing activity asking the students to draw what they...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
Modelling

I use it a lot actually. I start the year modeling with our read aloud. I will take a piece of chart paper folded into fourths and model one strategy a day for four days with chart markers, then I...
Board: Fifth Grade 06-25-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ellie523
4-5 Split

We've had to cut a lot of positions in our district lately due to budget constraints, and depending on enrollment next year, there is a good chance that I will have to teach a 4-5 split class next...
Board: Fifth Grade 12-12-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ellie523
two suggestions

I have had a lot of luck with a book titled What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them) I got if off of Amazon. But it has been really helpful with...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-22-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ellie523
collaborativelearning.org

Some of my favorite math centers have come from this website: http://www.collaborativelearning.org/mathsonline2.html There are four pages of math games so be sure to check them all out. The site is...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-14-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ellie523
why not have the students make them?

I organized my classroom library into bins and put a post it on the front to label it. Then, on the first day of school, I let students investigate the library and gave each student a bin and asked...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-11-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ellie523
hmmm

....Develop a plan or use a strategy
....Check that their answer makes sense

It would also be a good idea to brainstorm with your students to generate the list.


As a side note, i saw...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-06-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By ellie523
Library Pockets

I used adhesive library pockets, stuck right to my bulletin board paper. Students got to decorate their bucket and then I made a handle by stapling on a sparkly pipe cleaner. It didn't look as nice...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ellie523
I LOVE my clipchart!

I really loved my clipchart. It worked like a charm in my class, and I work in a very rough school. Most of the teachers at my school use the "flip a card" system and I think my students were...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-06-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ellie523
What about your principal?

I completely relate to you as I have been drawn to the workshop model since my very first year, but have struggled with the confidence to "go it alone" without support from my principal or literacy...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-14-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
Awesome!

I just got my first shipment today. With as annoyed as my DH had been with me staying up late designing on VP, even he was impressed with all I received. He said, "Wait, this was all free? ...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-14-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ellie523
here are some

that I found on PT last summer. I printed them out and made a bulletin board with them during that unit. These are 8 1/2 by 11, but you could maybe even shrink them down further.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ellie523
shellea

I'm a Vistaprint Addict myself. Have you shared your PROVE IT resources here or in the Vistaprint Group? If it wasn't too much trouble, could you link to your Vistaprint stuff so I can see it (and...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-12-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ellie523
Wayside School

I always start out with Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Kids just love it. If they are interested, i usually follow it up with Wayside School is Falling Down. I am a HUGE fan of Louis Sachar...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-18-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ellie523
Main Idea - Inferred

Does anyone have any awesome ideas or resources for teaching finding the main idea when it has to be inferred from the text? My students do pretty well with this skill when the main idea is...



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