Teaching fifth grade this year means I am creating a TON of stuff…it is exhausting! I just finished the second nine weeks worth of Teach 5s last week and you can find them here. If you are not sure what … Continue reading
I have added several new items to my Teachers Pay Teachers store! These items are all fifth grade mostly because of my new position in fifth grade…so if you are looking for:
- Math Standards Posters: These simple posters are great for any classroom theme! Simply print and mount to any color paper, then laminate! Super easy and super flexible when it comes to matchy-matchy classrooms.
- Social Studies Standards Posters
- Science Standards Posters
- Interactive notebook science standard, can do, and EQ: I love these interactive notebook additions! They include each standard with the achievement indicators (beginning learner, developing learner, proficient learner, and distinguished learner) so students know how to best learn the standard, and a place to write the essential question. I love to have students try to answer the EQ before I have taught anything, then draw a line (we call it the line of learning). After the standard has been taught I have students answer the EQ again under the line! This allows me and the students to see the growth of their learning, misunderstandings, and reflection of the week!
- Interactive notebook social studies standard, can do, and EQ
- Interactive notebook science set up kit
- Physical science vocabulary: All of my vocabulary is interactive! Cut out the word and definition attached, then fold it into a little booklet with the information on the inside. Have the students write the word on top and quiz themselves on the definitions! It is super easy, and fun! Plus the parents always compliment this simple entry into the student notebooks.
- Life science vocabulary
- Earth science vocabulary
- Characteristics of science vocabulary
- Teach 5, 1st nine weeks: Teach 5! This was the first thing I began working on when I heard about my move to fifth grade…I cannot begin to emphasize how important Teach 5 is in my classroom! This is a spiral review of the math standards. It is leveled and easy to differentiate in the classroom. Plus I have a free Teach 5 Set Up kit that lets you know how to make your own Teach 5!
Yes, I have been busy creating, but I have also realized that with my first baby on the way I will not be able to make everything myself. I have purchased many items on TPT and found tons of FREE stuff to help me!
Teachers, what are you doing with your summer?
As a third grade team we have started to discuss how we did on last year’s GMAS (If you aren’t sure what that is take a look at this). We have discussed how a great spiral review in mathematics really seemed to benefit the students and keep all of their learning in their minds.
I use Teach 5 to do this with mathematics. To learn more about Teach 5 read some of my older posts about it and take a look at these resources.
One of my coworkers found this great resource for social studies today.
We are still on the hunt for a great science spiral review for third grade Georgia Performance Standards. If you know of one comment with a link to the product. I am open to all things at this point. That or I am going to have to make one!
I have made a power point to guide my morning meetings through the first 45 days of school. You can get them FREE here.
I will be saving them to my computer as a PDF in order to maintain the font and structure of the slides on my school computer.
And I can do this while watching West Wing.
A few months ago I posted about this book.
Steve Reifman wrote The First Ten Minutes about how to start the school day in a way which will help all students. I enjoyed this book greatly but had a difficult time trying to start these routines back in January. I do plan to start this next school year using Reifman’s routines…to an extent.
My Morning Meetings will have three parts:
- Morning Mood
- Motivational Moments
- Magic Movement
Morning Moods will be where students tell the class a number (1-10) which will indicate how their day is going so far. Students will not elaborate, but students or myself may check in with the student throughout our class time together.
Motivational Moments will be different each day. They will include things like manners, character education, review of the school-wide behavior plan, quotes, and sharing.
Magic Movements are the movements described in Reifman’s book. They are intended to wake the mind up while calming the student down.
I have created a power point presentation to teach students about how this will work each day. You can get the Morning Meetings Freebie here.
Students can’t be the only ones to get a treat at Open House! Use this simple gift for parents.
Grab this FREEBIE here.
Mine doesn’t look like this, BUT this was my inspiration from Pinterest!
Yes, I have recreated my Open House Stations again! I needed them to match my new classroom theme, but then I did some reflecting on Open House last year and wanted to change some of my stations.
You can have my new Open House Step-by-Step signs for FREE! Grab this freebie here. The signs come in many different polka dot colors. As you can see I added a little die-cut elephant to the bottom of mine and mounted them to construction paper to make them a little more sturdy. Be looking for my post on how I use these at Open House in the future!
Do you teach third grade? Are you wanting a jumping off point to plan your curriculum? Do you want to see how another teacher is organizing their school year?
Grab this FREE resource here. I have to admit, this is only for math, science, and social studies. Sorry ELA, reading, and writing teacher.
My nine weeks at a glance.
My month at a glance.
My weeks at a glance.
A template to complete Days at a glance. This is what I use to quickly put down my ideas for lesson plans. I will post another day about how I use the Days at a glance each week!
I hope these give all my third grade friends ideas for what to teach when this school year!
Have you thought about what you are going to teach next school year? I know I think about it constantly! In order to wrap my head around the curriculum from my school I need to break it down in a way that makes sense to me. As I was breaking it down this year it occurred to me that not everyone has these templates and many people charge money for them…SO here they are for FREE!
Grab these templates here.
Organize your year by grading periods (9 weeks). This page will allow you to see they entire year on one page.
Organize by the month. This page allows me to break down my monthly expectations a little more.
Organize by the week. This begins to allow me to realistically plan my lessons each week.
These templates were created for teachers who teach it all, compartmentalize, or teach individual subjects! I hope these are helpful and get you thinking in a more organized fashion.