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 Board: BusyBoard 02-07-2019, 05:15 PM Replies: 4   Posted By Lionpaws 5th grade math When do your students enter middle school? Is it 6th grade or is 6th grade still considered elementary? How does 6th grade structure math? I teach whole group as does our middle school. I have taught...
 Board: BusyBoard 02-07-2019, 05:00 PM Replies: 11   Posted By Lionpaws Logic of English Our school uses Logic of English. It is a phonics program based on an Orton-Gillingham approach. It focuses on teaching all of the phonograms using chants and fun hand signals, rules governing...
 Board: BusyBoard 01-01-2019, 05:26 PM Replies: 20   Posted By Lionpaws Thank you I do send a thank you note through the mail. I always did a handwritten note in the past, but as I have gotten older, it is harder for me to write neatly. I now type a note into a store bought thank...
 Board: Sixth Grade 01-01-2019, 05:16 PM Replies: 2   Posted By Lionpaws Questions Could you be more specific with this student's difficulty? Is she mispronouncing words but decoding them correctly? Some words can be easily and accurately decoded but our English language pronounces...
 Board: The VENT 12-17-2018, 07:25 PM Replies: 6   Posted By Lionpaws 5th grade whole group believer I have a master's in reading and have taught 20+ years. I am not a believer in the workshop model either. It's very possible your teacher friend has been around the block and doesn't believe that the...
 03-26-2018, 05:02 PM Replies: 7   Posted By Lionpaws Equivalent fraction Find the percentage correct by dividing the student's correct number by 7. Then multiply that percentage by 20. That will give you the total points to enter into the grade book. Example: 6 out 7...
 Board: Fifth Grade 05-29-2017, 04:35 PM Replies: 20   Posted By Lionpaws Plenty of recess 30 minutes of PE everyday in addition to lunch which runs from 11:10-11:50 or to noon. That is to include eating and recess. About 20-30 minutes at lunch for the recess portion. We are in a private...
 Board: BusyBoard 04-27-2017, 07:06 PM Replies: 11   Posted By Lionpaws Agree Agree wholeheartedly with the two previous posters. I teach 5th grade and mine head to middle school in 6th. I also taught middle school. Homework is a reality in upcoming grades and they need to...
 02-22-2017, 05:52 PM Replies: 10   Posted By Lionpaws Leaving Saxon Our private school has used Saxon for years. Some teachers love it, and some hate it. It seems to be an either or proposition with Saxon. If you are looking for fact fluency, this program is not the...
 Board: Fifth Grade 02-22-2017, 05:20 PM Replies: 14   Posted By Lionpaws Classics Where the Red Fern Grows Walk Two Moons Tuck Everlasting The Devil's Arithmetic All great read alouds that my students have loved for years. Each is timeless with great moral/value...
 Board: Fifth Grade 02-22-2017, 05:18 PM Replies: 6   Posted By Lionpaws Storyworks Love it! I've used it for years. My kids look forward to it each month. Very engaging stories, excellent online resource materials.
 10-03-2016, 05:03 PM Replies: 3   Posted By Lionpaws Agree with others I taught fifth grade in a self-contained classroom for 10 years and LOVED it. Moved to a science position for middle school and LOVED it. 6th graders aren't too much different than your fifth...
 10-03-2016, 04:50 PM Replies: 6   Posted By Lionpaws Evan Moor Evan Moor's Daily Geography for 5th grade is a great resource book. It covers map skills, geography, globes, different kinds of maps, latitude and longitude, etc. It would at least give you something...
 Board: Fifth Grade 10-03-2016, 04:13 PM Replies: 4   Posted By Lionpaws Yo Sacramento Try the book Yo Sacramento. It has funny and quirky pictures that match the capital and state. For example: Concord, New Hampshire. The cartoon is a pic of a hamster riding atop the Concorde...
 09-21-2016, 06:10 PM Replies: 11   Posted By Lionpaws Fist Bump I teach it this way and it seems to work pretty well: If it says to round to a certain place value, I teach them to underline it. Then we draw an arrow to the neighbor. We ask "does the neighbor...
 Board: BusyBoard 09-20-2016, 05:04 PM Replies: 2   Posted By Lionpaws Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader We also do a Grandparents' Day event in November. I made a multiple choice test that covers the material we have covered thus far into the school year. I entitled it: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth...
 09-19-2016, 03:31 PM Replies: 7   Posted By Lionpaws Whole group I teach 5th grade and have for 15 years. Never done groups--only whole group instruction. We tackle vocabulary prior to reading the text selection be it basal, novel, or short stories. I use...
 Board: Fifth Grade 09-17-2016, 06:42 PM Replies: 43   Posted By Lionpaws Atom Models and Element Baseball Cards We study the structure of the atom and reading the Periodic Table. Students choose and research an element from the Periodic Table. They learn how to read the Periodic Table to find much of the...
 Board: BusyBoard 08-05-2016, 04:29 PM Replies: 7   Posted By Lionpaws 5th grade homework I try to go by the gauge of 10-15 minutes per grade level so that means anywhere between 50-75 minutes each night. That being said-- Do you have to assign math homework every night? I only assign...
 08-05-2016, 04:00 PM Replies: 4   Posted By Lionpaws Cornell I have taught middle school science and I have also taught 5th grade. I have always used the Cornell method in both social studies and science. When I taught middle school, the students came to me...
 Board: Fifth Grade 08-01-2016, 08:01 PM Replies: 7   Posted By Lionpaws Essay and short answer I am not sure if you do this or not, so forgive me if I have misunderstood your post. You are right, memorization has its place, especially at the grammar stage in a child's development and much of...
 Board: Fifth Grade 08-01-2016, 07:40 PM Replies: 5   Posted By Lionpaws Board Uses Since the board is very large, could you split the board into a social studies half and a science half? If your students write lab reports, you could put up an anchor type chart of the components of...
 Board: BusyBoard 06-11-2016, 05:38 PM Replies: 7   Posted By Lionpaws Revisions I like amiga13's revision. Clean, concise, and effectively communicates the original sentiment.
 Board: Fifth Grade 06-11-2016, 05:13 PM Replies: 4   Posted By Lionpaws Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs Secret of the Andes by Ann Clark. It's a Newbery winner. It's about a boy, Cusi, who is an Incan and learns about the ancient Incan culture and traditions. The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads is...
 Board: Fifth Grade 06-11-2016, 04:00 PM Replies: 7   Posted By Lionpaws Tier 2 and 3 words In addition to vocabulary set forth in my basal, I also have my students learn Tier 3 words from science and social studies. As a side activity, and one the students love, is how I approach Tier 2...