I have been teaching for 18 years, all of which have been elementary. I have been teaching 5th grade for the past 5 years.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 9:26 PM in Making vocabulary meaningful
In addition to the wonderful advice from the other teachers, I do the Activity Before Content (ABC) where I put familiar vocab words on the board (words the students can use in general conversation, words that they own) and start the conversation between students with that. Then I introduce an inquiry lab and facilitate discussion in my lab groups. As they collaborate, I reiterate new word...
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Mon, Jul 27, 2015 8:57 PM in Flipped Classroom and/or Blended Learning
I started "flipping" my classroom last year and am feeling more comfortable with it. I'm not an expert, rather a beginner and I'm taking baby steps in that direction. I wanted to share my website with you (I'm a 5th grade teacher and I teach all subject areas). I opened up my website from what I posted last year so it has all the dates from last year, but I think it will give you an idea and a pla...
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 8:29 PM in New in Fifth Grade
I each 5th grade, I've been teaching for 18 years and I teach in Florida (we've used the NGSSS for years). I have found that I spend the first month of school teaching the scientific process. Students need to know how to think like scientists and that there are certain "steps" in that process. They don't realize that scientists first come up with questions and then research to find w...
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