5th grade Fabulousness

If the end of the hall is rockin'...

Common Planning

Job #1 - determine roles: time keeper, mover-alonger, note-taker, researcher


Job #2 - QUICK housekeeping...what do we NEED to know about next week...meetings? Data? Review of Hawk Happenings. 2 MINUTES


  • RCA - Thursday & Friday
  • 4H - Thursday
  • Custodian Appreciation Week - 5th grade is in charge of this: Gaye/crackers, Angie/bags & drinks, Jen/granola bar, Judi/chips/pretzels, Monica/candy/sweets, Cate/hand sanitizers
  • Holocaust Museum - March dates already taken: April 11, 12, 15...other dates are during testing...Monica will request Friday, April 15th. Stone Mountain never returned our call requesting a date.



1) Kid Spotlight - everyone share a success story (no matter how small) 5 MINUTES


  • Gaye - class doing well on How-to booklets and being experts on a topic
  • Judi - Denny performed well in math w/ fractions on Wednesday
  • Monica - a bunch of students doing well with parts/functions of a cell
  • Angie - Diego (new student) impressive writing/DRA 50
  • Jen - Souther's class is doing well with ACCESS practice paragraphs


2) Curriculum Check-in - everyone share one standard you're currently working on 5 MINUTES


  • Monica - dividing fractions & cels
  • Judi - add/subtracting fractions & animal classifications
  • Gaye - Holocaust
  • Angie - Holocaust
  • Jen - theme/comparative paragraphs & WWII



3) Assessments - everyone share one assessment that you'll be using in the near future 5 MINUTES


  • Jen - IRAs need to be started for the second round
  • Gaye - IRAs - students working well now
  • Angie - IRAs (have started w/ all but newcomers & Cate's students)
  • Judi - weekly check-ins, no major assessments
  • Monica - multiplying/dividing fractions unit test & cells test


4) Dynamic Data - everyone share one way you've collected/tackled some data 5 MINUTES


  • Judi - looking at pre/post tests
  • Jen - SRI data...Ezell HR shows growth, Souther's staying the same
  • Gaye -
  • Monica -
  • Angie -


5) What's on the menu for next week? Everyone share a quick snapshot of where you hope to be next week. 5 MINUTES


  • see notes in intro section



6) Tech Q&A - Everyone share a favorite tech tool that's helpful for teachers and/or students. 5 MINUTES


  • Kahoot - can be used to host a "book battle"