Celebrate holidays while practicing standards using these new ideas and resources. Holidays provide a lot of fun in the traditional classroom. Whether you are celebrating National Taco Day on October 4th or celebrating a more traditional holiday like Valentine’s Day or Thanksgiving, taking the time to celebrate, do holiday-themed activities,
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If you are looking for some fun ways to start the year with your upper elementary students, then consider adding in one of these 5 ideas! It’s back to school time, and we are gearing up for another fantastic year in upper elementary. As a student, I always loved back
Although some resources are made with specific ideas in mind for how they will be played or used in the classroom, sometimes teachers need to adapt. Today, we’re talking about how to modify Digital Review Games for different scenarios. One of the hardest parts about teaching in the upper elementary
Let’s get creative with 5 ways to use our Crayon-Themed Close Reading Freebie! So, maybe you’ve already downloaded our Close Reading Freebie, or maybe you’ve been waiting until the right moment. Either way, we are going to talk today about several different ways to use this awesome Crayon-themed Close Reading
If you are looking for extension ideas for using writing prompts in your upper elementary classroom, consider some of these fresh ideas! One of the observable traits of many great teachers is the ability to look at a situation or a resource and consider all the ways that moment or
If you want to make writing more fun in your upper elementary classroom this year, then you’ll want to take a look at these 5 ideas! When I was in school, I remember being told that someday we would write essays in high school using only pens and cursive. Well,
Building a classroom community may just be the most important thing that you do this school year. Back to school time is full of so many different lessons and activities…not to mention assessments, celebrations, and general get-to-know-yous. It is a time of the year that can be a bit stressful
If you are looking for back to school activities for upper elementary that keep kids engaged and go over important classroom information, then you’re going to love these classroom procedure charades. If we aren’t careful, back to school time can be a real bore for our students. It’s all about
Keep a great substitute teacher coming back with these easy and engaging ideas you can leave for a sub. A good substitute teacher is hard to find, so when you find a good one, you want to make sure you have all your systems in place to keep them coming
Use these video game-inspired passages while you’re teaching text structure in upper elementary! Do you ever have that moment when you’re walking through a home improvement store or the dollar store, and you see something and think…I can see so many different ways to use that. Or… It’s like you’ve