Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Let's Go Shopping!!

Who doesn't love to shop?! I know I do!! Especially when there is a sale! Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting a "3 Million Teachers Strong" sale!  You can get up to 28% off of your purchases!

Be sure to check out my TpT store to find some great classroom resources!  You will find tools for formative assessments, notetaking, building classroom community and lots of other classroom materials to support your instruction in math, science, and writing!  If you are not already following my store, be sure to become a follower so that you will get updates as to when new products are added to Diary of a 5th Grade Teacher!

Happy Shopping! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dancing to the Order of Operations

We just finished studying all about order of operations in math. Before we began each lesson, the students would sing an order of operations song that I found on YouTube.  After about three days of singing the song, my students decided they wanted to put movement to the words.  I was all for this...I'm all about anything that engages my students! I was so impressed with how well they worked together as an entire class!  I always have them work in small groups, but never as a class on such a task this huge.  

I told them I would give them one week to put something together and they would only get 15 minutes out of our instructional day to work on it.  It was hard giving up that 15 minutes with the 3 snow days and 2 hours delays we have already had this year. You all know how every minute of the instructional day is precious to us! :) Anyway,  the students worked hard and put together a very impressive performance!  Check it out!

At our monthly faculty meetings each teacher has to share something fun and creative they are doing in their class! This past week I had to share, and this is what I presented to the faculty! My colleagues loved it! They all clapped and cheered after the video was over!  The next day, we saw our two Assistant Principals in the cafeteria and they couldn't stop telling the students of the great job they did on their dance.  The Assistant Principals were even doing some of the dance moves and singing the order of operations song! Can't you tell I am a proud teacher?!! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate!!

I am super super excited!!  My Facebook Fan Page has just reached 1,000 followers!  When I first started my fan page, I did not expect it to gain this many followers!  I am so thankful for all of my Facebook Fans and Blogger Buddies! You all rock! 

To show my appreciation I will be planning something very special for you all.  If you are not a follower on my Facebook Fan Page, please head on over and check it out!  In the meantime, be on the lookout for my upcoming celebration party!  Any suggestions??!! :)