Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Make Retell Sticks

Making classroom tools from household items is a lot of fun.  This is a literacy center activity that you can make using objects that you most likely already have in your home.

If you have done painting in your home, you just might have a few leftover paint sticks.  If not, your local hardware store might hand you a few sticks free of charge.  

I began by dividing the paint stick into three parts.  They are labeled: beginning, middle, and end.

On some clothespins, I wrote events that occurred in a story that was recently read to the class.  (Put a few wrote details in the mix to test comprehension.)  Students then have to place the clothespins in the correct section on the paint stick.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Math Operation Key Words

I am back with a freebie!  This handout is an excellent guide for students to keep inside of their folders.  It lists common key words that are used for operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.

Free Common Core Reading Progress Monitoring Chart

Hello everyone!  I am back with a Common Core progress monitoring freebie.  This is designed to accompany my daily Common Core reading practice, but can be used to progress monitor any Common Core document.  It can be kept inside of student folders or portfolios and is a great way to communicate with both parents and students.  Click Here To Access It

How to Divide Fractions

I am back to share a wall chart.  This wall chart shows step-by-step how to divide fractions.  

For self-teaching dividing fractions task cards, click the link below.  This is great for RTI math instruction.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Grade 5 Daily Common Core Freebie

Hello!  I am back with a fifth grade Common Core Reading freebie.  This daily practice and Common Core review is a free sample of one of my top selling resources.Click Here To Access It

Using Rulers in Math

In just a few weeks, many students will begin testing.  One of the greatest challenges students have is lining up the ruler to an object properly.  I have a strategy that works well.  Use two cups.  Write numbers on one cup to look like a ruler.  Draw an arrow on the second cup. Stack the cups as shown.

Students practice aligning the cup with the arrow.  This makes them more aware of how they align their rulers.  It works like a charm.