SmithScience

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Thirty Assignments that cover EVERY concept that should be covered in fifth grade. Your students will love the graphics and open ended questions that lead to dynamic discussions. As a warm up, this will keep your students focused and on-task as
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Brain Work is a great homework assignment or review for your class. I used them as a nightly assignment as we approached the test. It is a MIXED review and touches on all of the TEKS with an emphasis on READINESS TEKS. The answers are open
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What to do the day before the fifth grade STAAR test? Here is TWO DAYS of REVIEW for your kiddos. Use these ready made activities with partner work, small group, centers, or whole class. ABCs of Science This is a bit of an oldie, but my
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I love SORTS. It allows the teacher to quickly assess and re-teach. Students love manipulating the pieces. Partners love to discuss and organize. I have put together the most crucial concepts for fifth grade into SORTS. YOu will need to copy
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Brain Gush I teach fifth grade math in Texas. I am very intent on my students’ success in life. I want them to have a great understanding of math concepts with amazing problem solving skills. Success on their end of the year tests is also
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I love sorts. I love the conversation my students have as they move the graphics around. I love the graphics that my students are exposed to. I love the debates! I have put together 26 circuits (13 open and 13 closed) graphics. Students will
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This is my version of the BIRD BEAK LAB. I wanted to design a lab where students travel from 'habitat' to 'habitat'. Each habitat has its own food. Each student has its own 'beak', so they will find that ONE station will yield a good amount of
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I have taught fifth grade science for 12 years in Texas and love seeing what my students need and creating materials. I created this for our fourth grade teachers who are juggling so much. The fourth grade TEKS are spiraled throughout the 10
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I have always loved Project Wild's Oh Deer game - so do my students. I have created a pre-reading for building background knowledge. While studying the deer's role in the ecosystem, so many of our concepts can be addressed! Students will be
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I wanted a way for my students to practice classifying matter using physical properties. I also wanted practice reading charts and creating charts. This activity uses vocabulary: soluble, density, electrical conductor, electrical insulator,
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I love doodling and my kids love coloring. I created this booklet last year and pulled them out as my homework for their STAAR review. I LOVE IT! I made the 11 page copy and stapled it as a book. Their homework assignment is to color a page (in
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I combed through the 2016 released science STAAR TEST. For each question, I created a practice. I am using this as a homework assignment, but it could be used as a center, a partner talking project, an assessment, or an activity with a sub.
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A roll of the dice will let the water molecule know where it will travel next. This activity includes 10 stations and a lab sheet where students will record information, make vocabulary notes (or pictures), and summarize their journey. A student
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One of the new methods of testing our kiddos if they know a concept is by analyzing lists. I put together this two page practice which addresses ten TEKS. I am including two versions. The first version has the number of concepts that should be
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Readiness TEKS 24 Mastery Cards We all know that a majority of the STAAR focuses on Readiness TEKS. I poured over the released questions and came up with concepts I want every kid in my class to master. Mastery Cards I use these cards like the
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Everyone loves a road trip! Let your students use their math skills on real-life problems. They will plan their gas mileage, budget for snacks, figure the cost of repairs. There is plenty of work with decimals, mulit-step problems, and all
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I love giving my students opportunities to build logical thinking, but I wanted to link the topics we study. I created these logic puzzles that use our science concepts. This is a great activity to leave with a sub or as a review at the end of
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Hi Teachers! I created this to use as a REVIEW for our upcoming fifth grade science STAAR test. This review focuses on the READINESS TEKS (65% of the test). For each TEK, there is a short challenge. I plan on using it as a mastery assessment.
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Students need to know how to CLASSIFY physical properties, create tables of information, read tables of information, and make decisions based on physical properties. This activity gives students the opportunity to practice these skills WITH A
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Systematic assessment of readiness TEKS. We all know how important the mastery of READINESS TEKS is (65%(ish) of the STAAR TEST). I have found great success with targeting these concepts. I have used these MASTERY CARDS as a way to assess my
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have my National Board Certification in Science - Early Adolescent. I have taught for 20 years. I taught six years in a title 1 middle school and six years at a college (ESL). I currently teach fifth grade science in Texas suburbia!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Kids would just say that my class is fun. I am very focused on what I want my students to learn then I create an experience that teaches those concepts.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification BP Apple Award (twice) Teacher of the Year - school Teacher of the Year Finalist - district AAUW - Teacher Fellow PTA Lifetime Member

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BYU - Elementary Education

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I travel extensively with my daughters. We travel 'on the cheap' and see amazing things along the way. We went to China this summer to walk the WALL! I love camping, cycling, running, and even painting!

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