Start planning early with these ideas for February holiday activities. February is the shortest month of the year, but it is also packed full of holidays, parent-teacher conferences, and skills and standard reviews. During this time of the year, we are both focused on skill practice and making sure that
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If you’re an upper elementary teacher, you’ll want to grab these Math puzzles for EVERY 4th and 5th-grade Standard! To start, click on the link or the image below to get a preview of these math puzzles! 4th Grade Math Puzzles 5th Grade Math Puzzles When it comes to reading
Check out some of my favorite picture books for Presidents’ Day! This list is great for all elementary-aged students who are just starting to learn about the US Electoral System! The many US presidents have helped shape our world as we know it. As leaders of the free country and
Let’s make space in our classroom for kindness by using the Kindness Challenge as a countdown to break. We often show our students what we care about by making space for those things in school. They know we value math and reading because we dedicate 60 minutes daily to those
It’s the beginning of the year! Time to explore some January holiday activities designed with upper elementary in mind! Happy New Year! I love January because it is the perfect time to take stock of how the year is going and decide if there is anything new I want to
Make that holiday shopping a little easier this year with 20 holiday gift ideas for upper elementary students on the cheap! Small gestures can go a long way in showing appreciation, whether that is for another coworker or for your students. Sometimes, it just feels really nice to be able
Try engaging students during math with these 5 activities for classifying 2D figures. Squares, circles, hexagons, pentagons, and on and on and on. There are so many 2D shapes, all with different attributes for students to learn. On the way to mastering the upper elementary math standards, students need to
Learn more about the cookies left for Santa all around the world with this Cookies for Santa Classroom Activity. Do you leave cookies for Santa at your house? If you don’t, do you have any other December holiday traditions? We are all familiar with leaving cookies for Santa, but do
Let’s gear up for winter break with these 12 holiday picture books for the upper elementary classroom. Today, we are preparing for the holiday season with a little holiday countdown created specifically for the upper elementary classroom. In our 12 days of break, we aren’t giving turtle doves, or french
Need some December holiday activities and ideas that aren’t just based around religious holidays; we’ve got some ideas for both the expected and unexpected holidays in December! December is a month that often feels like it absolutely flies by. Starting just a few days after Thanksgiving break and ending early