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Must-Haves for Upper Elementary

Top MUST-HAVES for Upper Elementary

This list of must-haves for upper elementary teachers is the perfect to-do list as you prepare for the new year. Teaching elementary is a hard job that takes highly organized and creative people to keep all those kids both learning and engaged each day. I am frequently in awe over

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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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