Exit Slip bulletin board with levels of understanding: Originally used in a high school class but could use a similar concept for elementary.
How I Teach Math in 5th Grade - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
This post breaks down how one teacher teaches math in 5th grade and how her weekly math instruction is structured, including the math resources needed.
How to use math partner games instead of math centers
Whether you’re looking specifically for math games or just want a fun way for students to practice math facts, the ideas on this page will help you incorporate a math partner game time into even the most limited class schedule. You’ll see how to store and organize the games and introduce them to your class. …
Student Data Folders
Allowing students to track their own data and progress comes with invaluable benefits to your classroom and students! These student data folders are editable and packed with hundreds of pages to make setting up data folders easy and simple.
The Literary Maven: Using Stations to Engage Secondary Students: 3 Ways to Incorporate Movement Into Learning
Learning centers, also known as stations at the secondary level, are ideal activities to use to bring movement into your middle school or high school classroom. Find out how to implement stations on your first day of school, as you review key ideas or terms, and as a way to preview texts.
The Literary Maven: Grading Policies for Middle & High School: Making It Meaningful & Increasing Student Accountability
The red pen is mighty, but are you maximizing its impact? Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed what work is graded and what work isn't, and how to hold students accountable for implementing feedback. Teachers also shared their experiences with standards based grading, thoughts on students grading themselves, and tips for making grading easier. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
How to Start the Discussion About Bullying with Your Child
About two weeks ago my husband and I sat down for a little Saturday evening Netflix watching. We decided to watch a documentary called ...
7 Stellar Routines to Start Your Math Block
You have just a few seconds to get your students engaged at the start of every math lesson. Too often, we don't spend enough time planning how we are going to start our lessons and we just jump right in. This blog post will give you seven highly engaging math routines that you could use to start any math lesson.
Notebook Set-Ups 2015-2016
This year I set up my notebooks pretty similar to last year's with some minor changes. For the covers, students used cardstock and a pre-made class label. They had to put 5 numbers that represented them. After they were finished, I covered them with some clear plastic covers I found at Five Below. It was kind of like laminating/contact paper in one, but much easier to work with and thicker. I had bought it hoping to make a cabinet dry erase when I discovered they were actually clear. That…