[Updated!] Subbing half-day for 5th grade next week... first time ever! Any tips? Hi everyone, Seeking counsel and wisdom and experience of all the 5th grade teachers here. I love this age. I student taught in 5th grade and I've worked with 10-11 year olds over the years. It's just a fun age where their sense of humor starts to develop, they can work pretty effectively in pairs, their thinking goes to a new level, etc. Next week is my first time ever subbing for a 5th grade class. Is there anything I should know in advance? For example, if you could tell a first day 5th grade sub some pearls of wisdom, what would they be? Thanks. i.e. no-no's and yes-DO-THIS! examples? Kind of like "don't eat this, but EAT THAT!" Thank you!