Conversation Starters!

Here are the norms that the children agreed to uphold in our classroom on a daily basis. (I know they are out of order here!  In the classroom they are in the correct order, I promise!)
Here are the norms that the children agreed to uphold in our classroom. I know they aren’t in order in this picture, but they are in the classroom!

Oh my goodness!  There is so much I could write, but in the interest of time  (because I need to go to bed!), I will give you some conversation starters now.  I will write more tomorrow or the next day . . . I promise!

Conversation Starters:

  • Tell me about the chapter book you have been reading during class.  What reading skills have you learned as your have listened to this book?
  • Why is questioning an important reading skill?  What are some questions you thought of during the read aloud this week or during your read-to-self time?
  • What is Constitution Day?  Why do we celebrate it on September 17th?
  • What is a mission statement?  What is your mission statement in fifth grade?
  • What are your classroom norms?  Why are these important?
  • How will you uphold your classroom norms?
  • What formula have you used to figure out how many connecting cubes are in cube boxes?  For example . . . how many connecting cubes are in a cube box that is 6 by 6 by 6?  How do you know without counting each cube?
  • Why are number strings important for mathematicians?
  • What are some strategies you use to come up with ideas for personal narratives?
  • What is something that you have written about in your Writer’s Notebook?  Which strategies did you use when you were writing?
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