Come Awake

Teaching math to 5th graders isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. And I teach 80 of them.

You’ve got this huge, diverse room full of students throughout the day. Different cultures, different learning preferences, and most importantly, they’re all on completely different learning levels! While I have a few 5th graders who are probably at a 6th grade math level, I also have students who are still on a 4th grade math level – and they all share the same classroom!

Now, I know that all of you will remember that kid in your classes. Yes, I’m talking about the know-it-all. You know, the one whose hand is flying up into the air with an answer before the teacher even finishes the question. Well, I’ve got one of those in my class this year. Let’s call him Evan.

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