I am getting ready to start my Plant and Animal Adaptation Unit in Science. I recently purchased some books by Bobbie Kalman that I would recommend for upper elementary classrooms. Most of the books I find are geared for younger children.

## Sunday, January 18, 2015

## Monday, January 5, 2015

### Mathematical Mondays: Diving into Long Division

Today, I will be starting my long division unit. I have many struggling mathematicians and need to find ways to help them grasp this new concept. I searched Pinterest and the web for ideas to assist my students and came up with a few new things to try. Wish me luck!!!

I am going to use the Dad Mom Sister Brother Rover Acronym to teach the steps of long division.We have to teach our fifth graders multiple strategies. Here is my anchor for this week.

I am going to use the Dad Mom Sister Brother Rover Acronym to teach the steps of long division.We have to teach our fifth graders multiple strategies. Here is my anchor for this week.

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## Saturday, January 3, 2015

### Scientific Saturdays: Layers of Earth Projects and Earth Science Power Points

My two fifth grade classes spent the month of December studying Earth Science. They completed an Earth Layer project at home and an Earth Science slide show on their Chrome books in class. We shared them Tuesday before vacation. I was very pleased with their creative ideas!!!

Here are two of the slide shows:

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