Thursday, August 4, 2016

3 Pinterest Boards for Back to School

It's that time of year!  Every teacher is perusing Pinterest to either get new ideas or tweak an idea they already have but want to freshen up a bit.  I have three Pinterest boards that are especially timely right now.  These aren't your standard "Fractions Ideas" or "Writing" boards. These are all about Back to School.

 

1)  The Beginning of the School Year Board!

https://www.pinterest.com/elemprofessor/beginning-of-school-year/
3 Pinterest Board for Back to School

Self explanatory right?  These are all great ideas about going back to school.  Games, ice breakers, and books for the first day.  Goal setting, jitter juice, Who am I?, activities, first day centers, meet the teacher, and more!

 

 

2)  The Cute Classroom

 
https://www.pinterest.com/elemprofessor/the-cute-classroom/

This one is dedicated to classroom decorations.  Bulletin boards, classroom themes, gifts, and cuter ways to organize.  It's all right here.  

And last, but certainly not least:

 

 

3) Classroom Management and Discipline

 
https://www.pinterest.com/elemprofessor/classroom-management-and-discipline/

That's what we're mostly teaching those first few days anyway right?  This board has it all: lists of procedures to cover, newsletter templates, shout outs, and PLENTY of organization tricks.  

 

Head on over to my Pinterest page to peruse to your heart's delight!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Math Missions for 5th Graders!

Last fall I posted a product in my TPT store of math missions for 4th graders.  It quickly became one of my best sellers!  This year I'm posting the 5th grade version of the same thing.




What is it?

It's a problem of the week for 34 weeks of the school year.  Each problem requires thought, student explanation and usually multiple steps as well.

Math Missions (AKA – Problem of the Week) help you support your students’ understanding and application of the Mathematical Practices on a consistent basis. This is a comprehensive packet that covers all domains and almost every standard!

Each little booklet walks yours students through the processes of evaluating the problem, deciding on an approach and order of approach steps, working through the math, and explaining their reasoning.

These are ready to print, copy, and use!


The Math Missions pack includes 34 problems (that’s enough for the entire school year!) , centered around 5th grade standards. They cover all domains (Numbers and Base Ten, Geometry, etc…). They can be used for remediation in 6th and 7th grades or advanced practice for 4th graders as well.


 These are all aligned with common core standards and are consistent with the Smarter Balanced Assessment style.



 I've included a rubric and methodology for getting started with these, helping you and your kiddos get the most out of the process.

Head on over to my shop where you can get these today!  Have them ready for your entire school year!