I can only begin to foster independence in my fifth graders once I share ownership of my classroom with them. To do this, I label everything in my classroom so that students can independently supply and replenish what they need, as well as put everything away when done.
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To introduce locations of items, their purpose, and how we use them (as well as review expectations and procedures of our room), I do a Scavenger Hunt. You read more about that HERE
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