These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.
The Growing Room Ideas for teaching children writing creative story vocabulary spelling sentence paragraph words fun games (L I can see how this works. Is there also one to halt run on sentences? Or talks so S won't say "take a breath, mom!" K)
Take a picture of students and have them make a mask for their pictures. Add a straw and have students fill out an about me sheet. First Day of Fifth Grade. "Dive into Grade Five" Ocean Classroom Theme.