Conversation Starters!

Hi there!  It’s a new week and a magnificent time to continue learning!  We had a great beginning to our week today.  Before I go on, I want to let you know that this post is going to be short and sweet. 🙂

The purpose of this post is to give you ideas to prompt conversation with your fifth grader.  I have heard feedback from a few families that some of your children do not disclose much information about our great days!  Bummer!  Therefore, I want to provide you with some conversation starters in order to support your talks with your fifth grader these days.  Here you go:

  • Tell me about grit.  How can grit help you in your life? (There is a photo below from our conversation to support this conversation with your fifth grader.)
  • What are things you do in your life to show respect toward others?
  • Tell me about the Robinson Road Rules.  Why are these important to you and other students at school . . . and outside of school?
  • What makes a community?  Why are communities important to you?
  • What are things that your do during Reading Workshop?
  • Tell me about three ways you learn during Reading Workshop?
  • What is a Writer’s Notebook?  What kind of ideas do you collect in your Writer’s Notebook?
  • Tell me about your favorite topic to write about in your Writer’s Notebook. (Your fifth grader might mention memories, pictures, fierce wonderings, quotes, or objects.)
  • When you think about the problems 2×3 and 2×30, how are these problems related?  Why can we NOT say that we “just add a 0” to the second problem?
  • Tell me about an array that represents the problem 4×7.  How many of this array will fit into 4×70?  Explain why you think this.

grit flipchartI hope these conversation starters are helpful for you.  Truthfully, I am still in the process of figuring out what is the most helpful information to include in the blog for you and your family.  Please feel free to comment and write about what you would like to read and how this would help you to best support your fifth grader.  Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  I hope you have great conversation with your child.

Have a wonderful day!

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2 thoughts on “Conversation Starters!

  1. love that the conversation starters are being carried up to 5th grade – I love sending these out weekly to parents as much as I love hearing what responses are given (by 1st graders in my case!) – so happy to hear you’re loving those big kids and those little iPads!

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