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Board: Fifth Grade 03-11-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
math prep and rewards

check out free sites: Prodigy and Front Row Kids earn 'money' to spend in the stores to decorate their avatars. You also can get reports on their progress.
Board: Fifth Grade 07-11-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By greenapples
great age

I think 5th graders are the best! They still like to please adults, and LOVE being given responsibility. Both boys and girls will always want to help you. They have their own little personalities...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-17-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By greenapples
Scholastic Storyworks!

We've used this magazine for 2 years and our scores have soared. It's great for teaching close reading with fiction and nonfiction.
Board: Fifth Grade 09-20-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By greenapples
natgeo vs journeys

Our district is piloting these two programs. If you have experience with either one, please share your thoughts regarding it's appeal to students, if it is teacher friendly, etc. The only things...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-28-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By greenapples
book club

I'm not sure what to make of his reaction. My advice is to let it go. I'm not sure which state you are in, but maybe you could find a historical fiction book that fits your social studies standards....
Board: Fifth Grade 06-19-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
teach reading without basal

I love following the philosophy of Notice and Noteby Kylene Beers and Robert Probst. After using the sample text to teach the road signs, we continue to practice with a read aloud. Students use a...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-13-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By greenapples
Editing

Wow- that's tough! I don't know if it will help, but I have them use different colored pencils to edit for particular mistakes. Example: circle all ending punctuation in red, circle all beginning...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-24-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By greenapples
Hoping to get it for a present

I've been waiting for it to come out, and it is finally here! I'm just seeing if the elves leave it for me before I go out and buy it. I'm definitely going to get it.:D
Board: Fifth Grade 10-15-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By greenapples
motivating read aloud

I have found a read aloud can show kids that reading is a form of entertainment. I always start the year with Louis Sachar's There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom and then move on to Wonder. Kids...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By greenapples
not enough grades

I think I'd politely inform the p that I use a variety of assessments, including anecdotal records, professional observation, student conferences, etc., to obtain my overall (professional) assessment...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-13-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By greenapples
Whole group novel

To grab the attention of your special 6, I would recommend a humorous fiction genre. I love using Louis Sachar's There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom. It is a student favorite every year I use it. ...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-07-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By greenapples
story works help

thanks to all who responded. Your replies have helped me tremendously.
Board: Fifth Grade 08-26-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By greenapples
New to Story Works

There are so many activities with Story Works that I'm a little overwhelmed. Do you have any suggestions on which activities to make as my 'absolutes' to help me get started? Thanks in advance!
Board: Fifth Grade 08-01-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By greenapples
assessing writing for B to S

I always have students write me a letter that addresses info about themselves, their goals, what they like and dislike about school. This way the vague prompt allows me to check for organization,...
Board: Fifth Grade 06-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
Kids love math centers!

I have 5 different stations that spiral the lessons we've learned. 3 of the centers are a type of game that focuses on a math concept, the 4th is a worksheet, and the 5th is problem solving. I...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-24-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By greenapples
HELP PLEASE!!! I have B to S night in 2 days

and was just given the new ccss report card. I would like to give the parents (lol and myself)a concrete example of a '4'. I've copied the report card definition below. I am most confused by the...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By greenapples
postcard exchange

Hi, I'm a California 5th grade teacher looking to join a postcard exchange. Does anyone have room?
Board: Fifth Grade 08-03-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
please share your first day's plans

I don't know why these plans stress me out so muchLOL! would you mind sharing your daily schedule for the first day of school. I'd love to see how others manage this day.
Board: Social Studies 01-12-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By greenapples
new to teaching states and capitals

At the risk of sounding ridiculous..... how would I begin to teach the geography and capitals of the 50 U.S. states? I assume I break it down into regional areas, but do you have any other...
Board: Fifth Grade 01-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
thank you!

I sent my email and snail mail address(just in case the files are slow)
Thank you for your help and time!
Board: Fifth Grade 01-11-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
mixed up files of Mrs. Basil

I just came across a set of books for The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and quizzes for each section. Unfortunately, I'm missing the answer keys. The quizzes are from TeacherCreated...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-18-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
wow!

Thank you, Melin5th! What a treasure of information. Thanks for sharing!
Board: Social Studies 11-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By greenapples
by chance

would you consider sharing that suggestion list?
Board: Social Studies 11-06-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By greenapples
Thank you

you are a gem! This is exactly what I need, and I can easily make it fit my grade level. :p
Board: Fifth Grade 11-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By greenapples
math card games

I love a book called Boxcars and One-eyed Jacks. There are a bunch of math games for k-6, and they all use regular playing cards. These are great for centers, and cheap<!--giggle-->

I also like...



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