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Complete math lesson plans that cover: exponents, translating words into algebraic expressions, evaluation algebraic expressions, and order of operations. A compilation of all of our links from our other products for these topics, as well as a vocabulary quiz, study guide, and test--all with keys. 6.EE.1; 6.EE.2; 6.EE.2a; 6.EE.2b; 6.EE.2c.. This is Unit 9 of 13 that will cover every concept of every standard in the Common Core for sixth grade math.

6.EE.1 6.EE.2.c Evaluating Expressions Exponents Order of Operations

Blog Post: Using Quotations in Reading Instruction with Nonfiction Texts - Students use Text Evidence to support their thinking.

Thanksgiving Spelling Stones - how many words can you spell using only the letters in the word thanksgiving?

Take a picture of students and have them make a mask for their pictures. Add a straw and have students fill out an about me sheet. First Day of Fifth Grade. "Dive into Grade Five" Ocean Classroom Theme.

Keep the noise down! Sounds an alarm when the noise from your kids, classroom or office goes over a certain number of decibels.

Teaching - The only profession where you have to do more work to call in sick than if you just suffered through it.

To all my teacher friends- I just discovered this man, Phil Silver, by happenstance. His ideas are so awesome I am spending the night before the last day of school watching his talks and getting energized for August. Amazing! He sees art as a “hodge-podge of different collections of contributions reflecting everyone’s own internal inspirations, kind of the way nature is, but for humans.”

Another way to incorporate Kandinsky's beautiful colored circles that I love so much!-- Kandinsky trees

Paint individually, chop up your art and exchange quarters with 3 others in the class to make a collaborative piece.

Place Value Chart with Decimals this I could use for math journals