It’s summertime and the relaxing is easy!  Welcome to my blog AND my first post!  My name is Sue Mescall and I am a 5th grade teacher.  I just finished my 18th year of teaching…time flies when you are having fun.  And it has been fun.  I have been married to a great man for nearly 37 years and we have 3 kids.  Thanks to those kids, we have 5 grandkids who keep us on our toes.

So here we are…taking that first step in the journey together.

This week I am finishing an online class all about Web Tools.  I am learning a lot and I can’t wait to use the tools with my students.  Thanks to teaching, I have been able to keep up with technology changes.  I also depend on my students’ knowledge as they have no fear of “crashing” their work.

Also this week, I am going to start brushing up on my knowledge of the new math standards for 5th grade.  Why am I not familiar with them, you ask?  Wellllll, my grade level, has blocked for math, science, and reading for the entire 8 years I have been in 5th grade and yours truly has taught only reading and science.  We implemented the Common Core in my school last year and I was teaching ELA (the newest acronym).  It was all I could do to keep up with what I had to teach/test for ELA and since math was off my plate, it went to the back of my to list!

So here is my first request of all my readers.  Please share with all of us, your favorite math website, activity, or anything else  you use with your students.


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