Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Future and Beyond

Now that's what I call a hiatus. From pretty much the day I wrote my last post until now, everything has changed so much. From an illness, to a relapse, to time off, to the decision to leave teaching, it's been major. I hope to leave this blog here to serve anyone who could benefit from it, but actually from the end of the 2014-2015 school year, I never taught again. I am currently working on my doctorate in Educational Learning Technologies full time, with the aspiration of becoming a university professor upon completion. I have fond and heartfelt wishes of success for all teachers out there, I just needed to move on to my next goal and get over my illness. Good luck out there everyone!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big Announcement

Recently I got the big news, I will be teaching second grade next year. So, my plans are to keep the blog in place with the 3-5 resources, but I will most definitely be shifting my focus to 2nd grade resources moving forward.

Monday, June 23, 2014

5th Grade CCSS Math Vocabulary by Domain

In all my searching around the internet, I have had a difficult time finding vocabulary for Common Core listed by domain. So, with the help of some resources and my own notes from last year, I made the following list:

5th Grade CCSS Math Vocabulary by Domain

Here is some great math vocabulary words in .pdf format that are word wall ready (my favorite list out there)

Full List of Words (for reference)
A-L word wall ready words
M-Z word wall ready words

More math vocab cards

PDF Listing of math vocabulary words

Thursday, June 19, 2014

5th Grade Math Resources for Numbers and Operations in Base Ten CCSS Strand

I have completed pages of resources for all of the 5.NBT standards, which I have linked to below. I hope you find some great things you can use in your classroom. Everything I list is freely available online, no cost stuff only!

You can also see these listed on my Math School Year Outline (CCSS aligned).

5th Grade Math Resources for CCSS 5.NBT.7

5.NBT.7: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

UNPACKED EXPLANATION: Do computations with decimals in all four operations, being able to relate work to models or drawings, and utilize strategies based on place value, properties, and the inverse relationship of addition and subtraction. It's the culmination of the entire NBT strand.

WHAT THE PARCC WILL EXPECT: I've said it before and I'll say it again. The practice test hasn't, in my mind, done justice to how difficult the actual PARCC test is. So my advice is to make sure this standard, as all others, is taught to the letter of what's being asked. The practice questions are a straight forward .035 x 1.5 and 5.63  + 14.37, which aren't that difficult. So just go ahead and hit the depth of the entire standard, I think it's the best way to go.