3 Full Days for 5th/6th Grade/Inventors, Cultural Diversity, Careers

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This 3 in 1 Pack includes 3 full days for your substitute teacher. These very same individual full day plans (CULTURAL DIVERSITY, INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS, CAREER EDUCATION) are sold separately in my store. All activities are ready to copy and go, without need for the sub to read lengthy directions. Explanations for students and for the sub are incorporated as scripts which headline some but not all worksheets. The only equipment your sub needs is a copy machine (Smartboard or Activeboard); the only supplies your kids need are pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Each full day includes: Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.

Reader Response papers for students to complete after reading portions of a fiction or non-fiction book. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.

Inventors and inventions:

Brainstorming inventions we use every day
Reading about the invention of refrigeration, potato chips, video games, and Legos
Coloring or constructing a Legos page
Designing a video game
Reading about Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison
Comparing/contrasting Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison using Venn Diagram
Brainstorming characteristics/personality traits of inventors
Choosing and researching an inventor using graphic organizers provided
Taking notes on inventor classroom presentations
Reading “What is a Patent?
Brainstorming a new invention to draw and tell about
Asking “Why” and “How” questions and other things inventors want to know about
Practicing new vocabulary words; reviewing with vocabulary games

Math activities include:

Solving a secret sentence with math computation problems
Inventing the “world’s largest” multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction problem

Career Education:

choosing adjectives and interests to describe you
analyzing personal skills
thinking about dream jobs
reading about two unusual jobs:" Maggie Doyne, School and Orphanage Builder in Afghanistan", and "Storm Chasers"
brainstorming jobs in a wide variety of career categories
choosing a job to research (using available classroom resources) and write about (graphic organizers provided)
taking notes on classroom job presentations
analyzing personal job choices by using a Venn Diagram and/or T Chart
reading about scholarships and loans for education
matching up one’s dreams with realistic considerations
and practicing the job interview
Job games to play at end of the day

Math activities include:
calculating a paycheck (multiplication of multi digit whole numbers and decimals
Get A Job Gameboard with whole number and decimal multiplication practice and finding odd and even numbers.

Cultural Diversity

Reading passages include “We All Came From Somewhere Else,” “Ellis Island,” and (because a discussion of cultural groups can be broader than learning only about our ethnic differences) “Deaf Culture.”
Choosing a group to research, write about, and share with the class. A sample report is provided on Hmong Culture.
Taking notes on presentations
Comparing and contrasting two cultural groups with Venn Diagram

Activities just for fun: Cultural Diversity Game to review facts learned; “USA puzzle of Cultural Diversity”, sign language practice

Vocabulary practice is provided for 9 new vocabulary words: culture, diversity, immigrants, currency, symbol, demographics, fact, opinion, and disability.

The math activities include:

Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions to color the Statue of Liberty page.
Graphing, finding fractional parts and percentages of a fictional demographic classroom group of 5th and 6th graders.

Also included in each full day of plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and Common Core Standard Applied

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3 Full Days for 5th/6th Grade/Inventors, Cultural Diversit
3 Full Days for 5th/6th Grade/Inventors, Cultural Diversit
3 Full Days for 5th/6th Grade/Inventors, Cultural Diversit
3 Full Days for 5th/6th Grade/Inventors, Cultural Diversit
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