Sunday, February 24, 2013

Highlights of My Spring Break Freebie

Just a quick post to hop in on some freebie sharing! I created a fun activity to use after winter break, so I swapped out some clipart so that you can use it for spring break! Click on the image to get it!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

CUTE Signs for Any Classroom

Hello fellow fifth grade friends!

I have a FREEBIE to share with you! This is an 18-page packet of  signs and decor to use in any classroom:
 Here are some samples:


Aren't they cute?!? Click here to download them for FREE: Classroom Signs

If you download them, let me know what you think!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Stock Market Class Activity

Stock Market Project
We've been studying the 1920s and as we transition into the 1930s, we've stopped in at the Stock Market Crash of 1929. I find the stock market one of the trickiest things to teach - the kiddos can't grasp the concept of banks running out of money. They don't understand that when you deposit money in the bank, it doesn't just sit there in a box. So we read articles, watched videos, and played a classroom interactive stock market simulation called "Buy, Sell, or Trade" 

Here's a sample of what the display and student report could look like:
 Here's a blank template for the students to fill out:
Click here to grab a FREE copy of the packet: Stock Market Class Simulation

It may seem a little daunting and over-the-heads of many students, but it's worth it for the few students who really grasp it and are challenged by the concept - I have kids BEGGING to do it again for another five days next week!