Friday, July 31, 2015

My 5th Grade Common Core Math Notebook

I spent my whole summer working on a resource that will fill all of your math notebooking needs.
My best product ever...
Now available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

It covers all fifth grade domains: Number Sense:Whole Numbers and Decimals, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measurement, Geometry and Volume, and Data.  The domains have been broken down into smaller topics to fit into your curriculum.  We use Go Math in my district and this supplements my lessons.  I have many ELL and Inclusion students in my classes and find note booking a necessity.  I have been using notebooks for four years and find them a great resource for all my learners.  I made one resource that will make my own lesson planning easier!

If you don't use notebooks, the pages can be used with your lessons.  Many of the pages can be printed in color on cardstock, laminated and used as posters to display in classroom.  I hang them up as another reference for my students.

I moved to fifth grade last year and started teaching only math and science.  I have over 20 years of experience in third and fourth grade.  Focusing on two subjects will allow me time to become more knowledgeable about content and I plan to create more resources in these areas.  I am starting to work on science notebook units.

I will blog and post more details about my math notebooks during the school year.  My photos are a mock sample that I quickly put together.  I plan to take more photos of my students work as we create our books this year.

The notebook is available as a complete bundle for \$15.00 (over 100 pages)

I have also broken it into 4 smaller notebooks for \$4.50 each.
 Link to Multiplication,Division & Order of Operations
 Link to Number Sense & Decimals
 Link to Geometry, Measurement & Data
These are photos pages for each section.
A page for Order of Operations
A page for decimals

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday's Five Fabulous Finds

I find it hard to keep up with all the media...blogs, Facebook, Instagram, emails, etc.  I don't check Pinterest like I used to but when I do, I always find something.

I started out my summer vacation on a Caribbean Cruise with my husband.  We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.

I have been teaching summer school and still have two weeks left!  I am also taking a week long science course on using assessments with middle schoolers.

Here are my Fridays's Five Fabulous Finds

 Love the simplicity of the board.  Great for any scunit!
 Envelope Project
 Glue Troubles?  Perfect solution for note booking
 Candy Science
 Powers of Ten

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Student Showcase Night

At the end of the school year we had a Student Showcase.  It was my first one and I didn't start saving their science and math projects until mid-year.  To my surprise,  when I passed out their work to hang up, there was a lot!!!  I had each student(2 classes) choose their three favorite projects.  I hung them up in clusters and my walls were covered.  Next year, I will type up and post the standards with the projects.  There was a good representation of the topics we covered.  Some of the projects were done at home and some at school.

Weather Reports (also video-taped)

Animal Research

Vertebrate Classification Posters
click for template on TPT

Photosynthesis Comic Strips
click for template on TPT

Group Biome Research
click to read more on my blog