Monday, January 9, 2012

Mentor Text for Personal/Persuasive Essays

Has anyone found any good mentor texts for this writing unit that they would be willing to share. Being this is my first year (back) in fifth grade, I don't even have any student work that could be used from the previous years.
Any help would be great!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trouble with long division

Okay everyone, I am really struggling teaching my low math students long division.
We started off with easy division story problems-they got that no problem. We then went to simple division facts (no remainders or 1-digit divisor with remainder) they got that.
We then went into the steps of long division-wrote them on a poster, color coded them, they wrote the steps in their math notebooks. When it comes to actually doing it, they get lost and are totally wrong. I have tried to explain it different ways, but they are still struggling. Any ideas or tips on how you get your kids to learn it?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Helpful Websites

Here is a list of helpful websites I made to hand out at conferences, use if you wish. I am not sure how it will upload with the different fonts so we shall see. :)

The picture to the right is only page one, but if you copy and paste the link there is another page with other subject areas.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Wow! I am impressed and surprised and happy how fast it was up and running! Thank you for starting it up! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

User Friendly

We are working on creating a user friendly version, we will keep you posted!

Data Spreadsheets

Here are the data spreadsheets from the Waterford Village presentation. Reading and Writing to come. Happy Data Gathering!!


As promised! Here is the blog to share and help bring Waterford 5th grade teachers together :)

Use this to post helpful ideas and materials or steal them. It's legal if it's for the children.

Happy Teaching!