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New 5th grade teacher!!!
Old 07-22-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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It is my 5th year in the classroom and my first year teaching 5th grade!

I would love any tips or suggestions about curriculum, etc.

I also have a question: My new district does not seem to be properly supplied to hold Guided Reading groups---no guided reading books! Any ideas on where I can get multiple copies of the same books for cheap or free????


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is having a sale this weekend on books for a buck. limited selections and in store only
worth a look if you are near one.
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You might want....
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...to hit a Goodwill or maybe a Half-Price Book Store. Some local libraries also have book sales where you might be able to stock up. Lastly, yard sales.
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Ask the parents!
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In my school, we do not have a supply of novels! In other schools I have worked, we had a book room where the books were labeled by grade level. This past school year, I actually asked the parents to purchase the books. This is commonly done in high schools, so I figured, why not try?
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it has taken a couple of years
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But I have built up a decent library from thrift stores. I also have a Half-Price bargain Books in my city.

One idea not mentioned- my city's public library has teacher packs of books. There are 30 copies of the same book & teacher guide.


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is a great place to look as well, as retiring teachers will often sell their libraries at cheaper prices.
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Share books
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You can partner up with other teachers and share books.

Second hand stores, garage sales and used book stores are my favorite place to shop for books.
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