Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The BEST 5th Grade Class


Today I am linking up with Education Electrification for a First Day Tried and True Linky Party.  There is a great group activity to try in your room.

   On the first day of school each year I greet my new class of students outside before they come into the building.  I say" Good morning to the best 5th grade class!"   In this way I set the expectations that they will be the Best.
       After we are settled in our room I tell my new darlings that the principal always gives me the best class.  I am completely serious when we  have this discussion.  I remind the students not to brag to the other two 5th grade homerooms.  We wouldn't want anyone to feel bad.    The students begin to believe that they are the best class.  I remind them often.  When we are lining up to go to another room or lunch we remind ourselves how to act.
        This  has worked very well over the years.  Students have moved on to the upper grades have commented on how they remember being part of the Best 5th grade class.

          Give it a try this coming year with your students.  You'll be glad you did.

I linked up with Miss DeCarbo at Second Grade Sugar and Spice.
Today  I linked up with  4th grade frolics.  Please check out her blog and her great ideas.

I am also lined up with Freebielicious

Come back again soon. Please leave a comment it you have the time.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!


  1. I love this! Way to start the year off on a positive note and it does really set the tone for the year. Last year I told my class "I have a secret, but you can't tell any of the other 5th grade teachers or your friends in the other classes..but you can tell your parents. I have the smartest class in the whole school..maybe in the whole county." They loved it, and when we were facing a tough test or they were struggling with some of the material I would say, "You got this!" And they would say "We know, because we are the smartest class!"
    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

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  2. I love this! It's so important to start the year of on a positive note. Thanks for sharing!

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