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When Horses Roamed at Travis

A few days ago I found images from a sculpture project my teaching colleague Skipper Bennett and I did with our 5th graders in 2009. Time flies. 524 more words

Art Education

Class #21 April 22, 2015

This week’s class is the last “normal” class session of the CCD year, and it didn’t come a week too soon. Next week, we will meet in the church for our “instructional Baptism.” I have written before how much Mrs. 825 more words

Religious Education

How to conduct a spelling test with a 5th grader

Jack: I’m going next doooooorrrr! (He runs for the door)

me: Wait, wait, homework!

Jack: I don’t have any. I forgot it.

me: Those are completely opposite statements. 306 more words


Investigating Patterns

Due to ELA testing, I luck out with an extra 45 minutes of math time twice this week, and today was one!! I wanted my students to revisit the… 676 more words

5th Grade

5th Grade Coil Bowls

5th Grade just finished up some awesome art. They used a coil technique to create beautiful useable bowls! Sadly, there is no good place at my school to display these, so this is all of the publicity they get. They are amazingly beautiful.

5th Grade

King of Random... Fail

You know those “Pinterest Fail” photos you see online – with one perfect craft and then a gigantic mess?


So do I.

Except we usually live it here! 61 more words

Family Life

Connecting Whole Number Operations to Decimal Operations

I planned today’s number talk to draw out a variety of strategies for students to reflect on as they worked through their decimal work today. I used this series of problems: 553 more words

5th Grade