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Old 04-21-2017, 03:09 AM
 
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I currently teach Literature and English (reading and writing) in 5th grade. We have 3 5th grade teachers and are departmentalized (we each teach 2 subjects)

Our AP informed us that they are wanting to change things up next year. They are not exactly sure how yet, but one thing they threw out there would be we each teach reading to a different level of kids. I'm not exactly sure how we would then split up 5 subjects. I really like what we have going already, and am hoping nothing is changed too much really.

My question is: how do you teach 5th grade at your school?


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We have three fifth grade teachers
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We all teach reading, and one of us also teaches social studies, one of us also teaches math, and one of us also teaches science. We love it that way.
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Right now we each teach:

Teacher 1: math and social studies

Teacher 2: English and Literature

Teacher 3: religion( Catholic school) and science

So you teach reading and writing in one class?
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We have 4 teachers and we partner with the person who's room is closest to us:

Me: I teach Reading and ELA and Science

My partner: Math and SS

Teacher 3: Reading and SS

Teacher 4: Math and Science

We each teach our own religion class.
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Well, this probably isn't very helpful to you (sorry), but we're self-contained. Departmentalization in elementary is extremely rare in my area.


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Old 04-22-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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I've done it a bunch of different ways. I started by doing science to four classes. Then for two years I did reading and social studies to my homeroom and science to three classes. Then for a year I did math and language arts to my homeroom. After a break to teach other grades, last year I was self-contained and taught everything (plus had push ins for science and social studies). Wow, just realized that was my first time doing that for fifth grade. Now this year, we semi-departmentalize. There are fourth classes of fifth graders. My partner teaches math and science and I teach social studies/languages arts.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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Between some of the schools I float around with, I mainly see:

4 teachers:
-Reading
-Language Arts (Grammar/Writing)
-Social Studies (state test year)
-Math.

Science "gets taught in homeroom," which is usually code for "we don't teach science!"


I've seen three teachers, teaching
-ELA (2 subjects)
-Math (1 subject)
-Social Studies "and science." ("2" subjects)(See above for why science is in quotation marks)


There's one school that has a 2 way switch. One teaches ELA, and one teaches math and social studies. That's another "science is taught in homeroom" situation.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:52 AM
 
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We are self contained. I honestly love having my students for all subjects. The planning for all subjects, however, is rough. I did departmentalized in sixth grade. I think I prefer self-contained.
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Everyone teaches math to their homeroom (every day) and a leveled reading group (Mon-Thurs). Then we split up by teacher:

- 1 social studies
- 1 science
- 1 writing

We do the above rotations 3 days per week.
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