Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Earth, Sun, and Moon Freebie


I am in the process of updating my astronomy units in the classroom and in my store.  If you purchased my popular Sun and Shadows activity from my Teachers Pay Teachers store, look for an update soon.
I used the page above for a formative assessment and activity several times during our unit.  I wanted to know what my students knew about the relationship between the earth, the sun, and the moon and how those relationships cause days, nights, seasons, and eclipses.

Students cut out the three circles and demonstrate in partners or small groups the answers to the five questions.  I walked around the groups to note who understood and who didn't.  I had certain groups demonstrate the correct answers for the whole class.

You can download Earth, Sun, and Moon Freebie from my Google Drive here.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Quote of the Week--June 18, 2017



"I have not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

~Thomas A. Edison

Have a good week,


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes


Gaby's mother has been deported and her dad moves back into the house to "care" for her.  Gaby writes adoption notices for an animal shelter as a service project, but really wants a cat for herself.

Gaby is a strong character who must handle difficult circumstances.  She finds the will to fight for what she needs and what she wants.



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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Quote of the Week--June 11, 2017

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Rights, Repsonsibilities, and Privileges Revisited

Words change their meaning.  When I first taught fifth grade, I created this activity for students to look up the meanings of rights, responsibilities, and privileges.  They would brainstorm examples and we would discuss what this would look like in our classroom.

I taught other grade levels for several years and returned to fifth grade this year.  As I was preparing my beginning of the year activities, I realized that how I thought about privilege in the past had changed.

I have updated this lesson to reflect the idea that privilege isn't always something that is earned.  I still call my incentive system "Privileges", but it is with the understanding that privilege has different meanings in different contexts.

To download the new version of Rights, Responsibilities, and Privileges, please visit Artistry of Education @Teachers Pay Teachers.




Sunday, June 4, 2017

Quote of the Week--June 4, 2017


"To add value to others, one must first value others."

~John Maxwell

Have a good week,


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth


I have always admired foster families who give children in trouble a safe place to live while the adults in their lives work out big problems.

Jarrett's mom usually takes in babies, but when a baby has an older brother, Jarrett gets an unwelcome roommate.  The two boys have much to learn about being sort of brothers.




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