Helping students set and reach goals is the key to a successful year. Let’s take a look at a simple strategy and a freebie to get your class started. As an intervention teacher, I’ve seen the power of setting a clear goal. Often, I’ve seen students beg to take a test because they want to […]
Check out these FREE dividing decimals worksheets! Dividing decimals is challenging for 5th graders. Let’s check out a helpful strategy and some worksheets. When I was a fifth grade math teacher, dividing decimals was a challenge for my students. I taught the lesson that went with our curriculum and they were lost. So, I made […]
When your teacher tells you to go home and study for the test, what exactly does that mean? This was the question I asked a group of 5th graders two weeks ago. As an intervention teacher, I get referrals for a variety of topics. Recently, our 5th grade team sent a group of 5th graders […]
After 16 years of teaching, you’d think I’d be immune to the kiddo cooties. Sigh. I wish. I made this little visual reminder for my kiddos. You can download a PDF version for free here. I used my Halloween Colorful Clipart to make it.
School has been off to a slow strange start. Soon after school started, we had a major quake in Napa. Our district canceled school for students for two days while employees came in to clean up. Our school had a pipe break in our staff room. Classrooms had things on the ground. Overall, though, our […]