Well… my goodness! It has been far too long since I’ve had the opportunity to blog. It seems like a lifetime ago! I’ve been so busy in the classroom, and things are just now starting to die down… just in time for parent conferences 🙂 Has anyone else’s year been like this? I have so much to share and so little time. I feel like we are finally getting into our routine… somewhat!
We have been doing Daily 5 since our very first week of school. It’s been going great. I’ve been having some great individual conferences with my students. I feel like the one-on-one time is what’s going to help my students get to where they need to be. Unfortunately, I don’t get to meet with everyone every day, and sometimes not even every week. I’m trying to get into small groups, but I’m having a difficult time finding time for them. So, I was wondering… how many of you just do individual conferences, how many of you do small group, and how many of you are lucky enough to have time for both?? I have thought about having a specific day of the week set aside for small group and conferences. I would love hear what you all find time to do in the comments.
As many of you may know already, I spent the last four years teaching 4th grade math. I have taught 5th grade reading/ELA before, so I was super excited to find out that I would be teaching it again this year.
We just finished reading Hatchet as a read aloud which is an all-time favorite of 5th grade students. I am always reading something to my students! Here are a few activities we did after we finished the book!