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6 Easter Experiments for Upper Elementary (blog)

6 Easter Experiments for Upper Elementary

Celebrate the Easter season and let off a little steam around test time with these 6 Easter experiments for upper elementary classes. Since Easter is a holiday that always falls on a Sunday, sometimes it comes and goes without us paying too much attention to it. In my classroom, that

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March Madness for Upper Elementary and Middle School

March Madness Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School

Writing March Madness Activities for Upper Elementary Grammar March Madness Activities Math March Madness Activities Science March Madness Activities History/Social Studies March Madness Activities Art March Madness Activities for Upper Elementary March Madness is a fun and exciting time of the year for many of our students. Even the ones

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Ways to make reading comprehension fun

Ways to Make Reading Comprehension FUN

When you make reading comprehension fun for students, they are more likely to enjoy the practice and want to improve. Reading comprehension practice is ongoing in elementary school.  As one of the most standard-heavy skills in ELA Common Core, reading comprehension includes a variety of sub-skills that students need to

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March Holiday Activities and Ideas

March Holiday Activities and Ideas

Although it is not officially spring yet, March is a great time to celebrate, and with these March holiday activities, you’ll have plenty of ideas for this very special month! Although not the flashiest of months, March offers a lot to celebrate in the school calendar. If your school celebrates

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Use “Fun Friday” to Spiral Standards All Year

Use “Fun Friday” to Spiral Standards All Year

“Fun Friday” was something I did every week in my classroom, but it’s not just all fun and games. Let’s learn how you can use “Fun Friday” to spiral standards all year. When I was in the classroom, “Fun Friday” was a staple of my week. “Fun Fridays” consisted of

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4 Times a year you should do a classroom procedures refresh

4 Times A Year You Should Do a Classroom Procedures Refresh

Every elementary teacher knows that the elementary classroom is built on procedures and clear expectations. However, there are still 4 times a year you should do a classroom procedures refresh just to keep everything and everyone in sync. Elementary teachers know the importance of classroom procedures. They are the make

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Valentine's Day Fun without the Party

Valentine’s Day Fun without the Party

Valentine’s Day is a fun day to celebrate and often is linked with a classroom party, but what do you do if you can’t have a party? With the resources you have to choose from in this post, your students are sure to have plenty of Valentine’s Day fun without

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February Holiday Activities and Ideas

February Holiday Activities and Ideas 

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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