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Test Prep Fun with Close Reads

Let’s make test prep fun with Close Reads! Close Reads allow teachers to feel confident that students are prepping for their standardized tests while engaging students in topics that interest them! When many of us think back to the time when we decided to become teachers, we often reminisce about

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Playing Task Card Hopscotch

Get outside and play a bit this year by reusing your task cards (or U-KNOW decks) and Game Show Slides to play this Task Card Hopscotch. Sometimes it is the game we played as a child paired with a good set of task cards that makes for the best classroom

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How to Print Game Show Slides

How to print Game Show Slides so you can use them in even more ways! In our efforts to give you as many ways to use Fun in 5th Grade resources as possible, we have realized that sometimes the best way to use our digital resources is by printing them

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Test Prep in Upper Elementary: The 30 Day Plan

Test prep in upper elementary is a necessary part of the educational process, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun, or that it needs to look the same every day. When I was teaching upper elementary, we tried to allot 15-30 minutes every day for test prep or

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Unexpected Places to Find Inspiration for the Classroom

Take your creativity to a new level with these five new and unexpected places to find inspiration for your classroom. Teachers are creatures of habit and, admittedly that isn’t surprising since teachers often do the same activities and lessons over and over. Whether you are an elementary school teacher who

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