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Digital Puzzles for Math Review

Use Digital Puzzles for Math Review

Math review can get a little boring, but these digital puzzles can help. Awesome for in-person or digital learning, these interactive math review puzzles are self-checking and perfect for centers or individual work. Puzzles provide the ultimate learning experience. They require problem-solving and focus, and when they are combined with

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How to Copy Part of a Google Slide

How to Copy Part of a Google Slide Presentation

A step-by-step tutorial geared toward teachers who want to learn how to copy part of a google slide presentation. Did you know that you can copy only selected slides of a google drive presentation?  Well…you most definitely can, and it can be a really useful tool when dealing with long

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5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

The holidays are buzzing and winter break is near! It’s time to start thinking about what you want the spring semester to look and feel like in your classroom.  You’ve been planning all of your pre-winter break activities. Many of which you may have even found in our blog post

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Teaching Theme in Upper Elementary

5+ new ideas for teaching theme in upper elementary. Use these suggestions for activities, scaffolding, projects, and review to give your students a firm foundation for identifying theme in literature. We teach our students lessons every day, but when it comes to teaching them to FIND the lesson (or theme)

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2 Unique Strategies for Teaching Main Idea

What’s the big idea?  It may have been a go-to line for the Three Stooges, but many upper elementary teachers are asking the same question to their students almost every day, and have been for many years. Today we are going to provide two brand-new strategies for discussing and identifying

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12 Months of Close Reads

A Year of Literacy Lessons: Close Reads by Month Reading never goes out of style, and here at Fun in 5th Grade, we have reading passages for all seasons. From Football in the fall to Mardi Gras or even some Sweet Treat history for National Dessert Day in October, we

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Why you should review classroom procedures after break!

Why should we review classroom procedures after break? I hate to break it to you, but the honeymoon period is officially over. You all know what I’m talking about. Those blissful beginning weeks of school when behavior issues are at a minimum and students seem to be genuinely excited to

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3 Fraction Challenges for Upper Elementary

Teaching fractions just got a whole lot more exciting with these three fraction challenges for students. Rather than teaching fractions in worksheets or on the whiteboard, use some of these challenges to get students to use and model fractions in creative ways. In the Find a Fraction Challenge students will

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