These 15 Math Game Shows for 5th graders will help you work with your standards while engaging and energizing your students. If you teach math in 5th grade, you know that there are a lot of standards that you need to cover to make sure your students are ready to
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At Fun in 5th Grade, we are always reimagining close reads whether it is with mystery pictures, new monthly close read sets, or with new implementation strategies. Today we are adding a little ‘spice’ to classroom implementation. One of the best analogies I’ve ever heard regarding close reading is that
It is our mission to turn as much classroom content into a game as possible! There is little else more satisfying than beating someone at a board game. It doesn’t matter if it’s Candyland, Monopoly, or Settlers of Catan, a good board game puts my heart in a happy place.
Root words have the power to decode the English language. Teaching students root words gives new English readers the ability to work through words to seek meaning rather than leaning on the dictionary (or Siri) to provide them with a quick definition. The ‘Root’ of Change In a contrast to
Students love games…video games, board games, cat games, drawing games, etc. Using games in the classroom engages students in learning and challenges them to improve. According to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, gamification within the educational setting may stem all the way back to Dmitri Mendeleev (the 19th-century Russian scientist).
If you’ve been with me for long, you know I like to use games in my classroom. Rather than using worksheets or packets for introduction and review of skills, gamifying education has always been one of my favorite ways to engage my students; however, with a sudden shift to online
It happens every end of the year. The big standardized test comes and goes and the students think the year is over. Even as I emphasized the test less and less, I still had students that thought they didn’t have to try anymore once the test was over…and we still
Test prep is something I used to dread. I felt so much pressure from admin and myself for my students to do well. So, I would give students packets of practice test questions to practice over and over again. I would look out at them and see a glazed over
I love games! Since I started teaching, I’ve always loved making review and practice fun in my classroom. Students love games, too. With everything students are expected to learn and remember each year, I believe it’s super fun and important to use games to spiral the standards. So, why