Webquest Website…

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I have to admit I haven’t used many Web Quests with my students.  Not sure why.  The kids loved doing them and they do learn a lot, without actually realizing they are learning.  Part of the reason I suppose is because finding a good quality Web Quest is not always an easy task.  Yes, I consider myself quite creative.  And,… Read more »

Parent Communication…

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I’m linking up with Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies linky party Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies Linky Party about Parent communication. One thing I discovered quite early in my teaching career is that parent communication is vital to a successful school year.  I begin each year, as many teachers do, with a 60 minute parent meeting.  During this meeting I explain all my… Read more »

Freebie Friday!

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We just finished our unit on Customary Measurements. Before starting Customary Capacity measurements, I made this visual for the kids. It really seemed to help the kids when making capacity conversions. Click the picture to download your very own 🙂

Metric Measures

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With the new Common Core Standards for Math looming.  I have spent this year working the new curriculum into my 5th grade math lessons.  Wow!  What a big difference between my previous curriculum and ccs!  It has been quite challenging! Just yesterday, I began working with my students on metric measures.  We’d already completed our unit on customary measures.  Most… Read more »