By Delia Montgomery. 5th Grade Math. Published at Sunday, November 29th, 2020 - 16:01:59 PM.
I will not talk in class. Write this sentence 100 times; it is due tomorrow! The homework assignment punishing my entire 5th grade class angered me. The teachers stern words pierced my heart. I remember thinking, "This is ridiculous to spend time after school writing a useless sentence." I realize now why I dreaded school; today its called attention deficit disorder. I spent many hours each night laboring over homework assignments. "How am I going to complete this stupid assignment in addition to my daily homework?" Internally, I protested the boondoggle assignment. Little did I know that punishment in 5th grade would transform into a gift. After writing those 6 words 100 times, I learned how to memorize anything, although unapparent to that 5th grader.
Several years ago educators tried to launch national standards in education. Knowing that families move, some of them multiple times, it seemed invaluable to have some commonalities state to state. Otherwise kids in California learned about life science in the 5th grade and earth science in the 6th. After the student finished 5th his family moved to Idaho where students studied earth science in the 5th grade and life science in the 6th. While this offered the student a double-whammy in life science, this also meant that there was no formal earth science instruction so that when test time rolled around, the student was left with large learning gaps. National standards were intended to alleviate this stressful situation by ensuring that all students are taught what they need to know and understand with grade level expectations in mind. The biggest problem with the first go-round on national standards was the word "national". States rights folks determined that the federal government was interfering yet again with demands of what to teach, when, and how. While there was a "what to teach" foundation, these "whats" were items that students need to know and be able to do to be successful. The when was by grade level. These seem rather important and valuable for efficiency and continuity.
The saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" also can relate to your writing, with the correctly chosen words you can turn a simple sentence into a chapter of information. One of the biggest obstacles in writing for marketing is that we are trained to write "intelligently", by this I mean coming off with wording that demonstrates our full use of the English language. In English classes starting in high school, we are taught to expand our vocabulary and expound the use of it. Take the last sentence for example, it could have just as easily been written - "In English classes starting in high school, we are taught to use a lot of words and explain in detail what is happening." Both have the same meaning but each carries a different weight with readers. The first version is fine for something like a blog but in marketing you need to appeal to as many different styles of readers as possible.
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The math standards are a bit more complicated, especially because I have not taught K-12 Math (whereas I have experience with K-12 English). Knowing that concrete thinkers suffer with abstract reasoning and that that is the basis of algebra, student maturity becomes a serious issue when determining why Benny gets it and Sally cannot get it yet. Also with math, it is not just repetition with complexity increasing, but individual concepts. You cant simply skip multiplication and expect students to automatically divide. But once I laid out the K-12 standards and divided, grouped, rearranged, and created a total picture, I felt much more at ease. The science standards, while difficult for a non-science teacher, really depend on State X and State Y agreeing to teach certain concepts and scientific areas at specific grade levels. Science also has that wonderful magic called a lab. Students who go to lab with a hypothesis and then experiment following specified steps, draw conclusions and finally prove or refute their original hypothesis are actively engaged and so they remember and are able to replay and apply their knowledge. This makes uniting concepts, units, and areas of study far easier. While many insist that is time to abandon the Common Core and move back to state and local expectations or to reinvent with a new plan, this presents the problem of continuity in education and offering equal and ample opportunity for learning for all students everywhere. I believe it is totally possible to understand and implement the Common Core and still teach with strategies and technique that reach and teach every child. They supply commonality and continuity that benefit every learner.
A child who is in the fifth grad would usually be a pre-teenager. This is an age at which a child in normal growth is expected to be very aware of the environment. Therefore in choosing the 5th grade science projects, you need to consider the following tips to help them to choose the right one: · Develop sense of smell: A simple project such as a test tube with lemon or various types of tulip flowers would be good for 5th grade science projects. The child would crush the particular plant and sense the smell. For each smell detected, the child would write down and try to differentiate it from other plants. Such projects would develop interest in the
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