Upper Elementary Teachers

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A place for upper elementary teachers to ask questions, share ideas, or vent after a rough day!

Why do you think kids don't care about grades/scores anymore? I realize that life is more than a grade or score, but when it comes to school and academics, that's the reality.

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Does any one use Wit and Wisdom reading? I am looking for PowerPoints, Slides, Reaources, etc ...4th grade

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Looking for a fresh, new class science fair project. Something that clearly goes through the scientific process, not a demonstration. Something quick with instant results or results within hours.

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Any input on how to best assist brand new immigrants in transitioning to the USA while also gaining academically? Our school has a steady stream of newcomer students and I want to grow in how I help.

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What is your favorite book to read aloud to your students?

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First day of being a sixth grade teacher is Monday. Not sure what we’re doing!!!!

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Does anyone have suggestions for correcting Math papers with students?

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I’m looking for advice on a project on presidents that I do with my kids every year. See comment below for more info (not enough space here to type).

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I’m looking for opinions on reading logs for 5th grade. This is my first year in 5th and they’ve always done them in the past but I’m not a fan. Thoughts?

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When do you start thinking about back to school things? I love summer but when you start seeing back to school sales, it’s a buzz kill 😂.

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I want to teach myself how to make fun, engaging worksheets this summer. What should I use? PowerPoint? And how do I learn all the tips & tricks?

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How tough are you on your kids pertaining to their responsibilities? My principal thinks I don’t give some kids enough chances to complete missing work/redo poorly attempted assignments .

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What types of behavior management do you use in fifth grade? What do you love/dislike?

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I am a second year 4th grade teacher looking for advice on how to keep track of grades/type of system you use. I honestly didnt do the best job keeping track of data last year, it is overwhelming!

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Do you accept parent requests on social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc...) what have your experiences been like and does your district have rules about it?

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Anyone use choice grids with their students? I'm thinking if implementing them next year in my reading and writing program and am looking for suggestions.

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How do you handle working with teachers that give very little back to the profession, don’t appear to like children and any interactions are negative or gossipy? And they are in your grade level

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Does anyone else use standards-based report cards? Do you like them? We aren’t too excited about the change.

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Do you teach Family Life/Sex Ed? How does it work at your school? My school teaches it in 5th grade, but I feel like our curriculum needs to be updated.

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Any tips for how to make tutoring enjoyable for a rising 6th trader? We will be working on math this summer, but just going through the workbook seems really boring.

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