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4 Ways to Reuse and Repurpose U-KNOW Cards

4 Ways to Reuse and Repurpose U-Know Cards

If you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, check out these 4+ activities that reuse and repurpose U-Know cards! You know that you love U-Know cards, but what do you do with all of those cards that you’ve collected over the last several years? With over

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Introducing Genre in 5 Days

Introducing Genre in 5 Days

One of the staples of the beginning of the year, is spending a little time introducing genre. This post provides you with five days of activities that will give your students a firm genre foundation. What is your favorite genre of movies? Books? How do you know you love that

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Back to School Math Review Centers for 5th Grade

Back to School Math Review Centers for 5th Grade

These Back to School Math Review Centers make assessing easy in 5th grade as teachers and student gear up for a new year! As you are looking for activities for the beginning of the school year, make sure to consider math center activities from the grade below the one you

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repurposing game show slides

Repurposing Game Show Slides

Check out these 4 unique activity suggestions for repurposing Game Show slides in your class! I love the idea of repurposing old resources into new activities. In previous posts, we’ve discussed unexpected ways to use task cards and how to reimagine close reads. Today, we are talking about repurposing all

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Introducing Character Traits in 5 days

Introducing Character Traits in 5 Days

Let’s break down our 5-day process for introducing character traits to your upper elementary students! If you were a character in a book, what traits would a reader use to describe you? Are you cheerful, ambitious, and decisive? Perhaps you are the character who is gentle, foolish, and happy. I

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5 Reasons to Start the Year with close Reads

5 Reasons to Start the Year with Close Reads

Let’s dig into 5 reasons you should start the year with close reads in your upper elementary class. From learning processes to building community, these close reads are perfect for back-to-school! A new school year means a new class and a gaggle of new faces to learn and love. I

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How to make your classroom games last longer

How to Make Your Classroom Games Last Longer

Saving time in the future is all about the steps you take to protect your resources now! Use these tips to make your classroom games last longer no matter how many elementary students play them! How many card games and task cards do you have in your classroom right now?

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6 reasons to use digital resources

6 Reasons to Use Digital Resources in the Classroom

These 6 reasons to use digital resources in the classroom prove that a healthy blend of digital and physical resources in the classroom is key to good classroom management, helping reduce waste, and keeping kids engaged. We live in a digital world, and I am a digital girl… I know

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