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Dollar Store

13 Items to Pick Up at the Dollar Store this Year!

There are very few things that bring me as much pleasure as spending some quality time in a dollar store. As I walk the aisles, my mind runs wild with all the possibilities about how these inexpensive items could be used to enhance my students’ classroom experiences. I decided recently

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Everyday Fractions Image of Fruit halves

Everyday Fractions Activity for Upper Elementary

Rather than setting up the perfect center or assigning a worksheet, use this everyday fractions activity along with its many variations to help your students learn and identify fractions all around them. Many of the concepts we teach in upper elementary are really about learning to understand what is happening

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Prep for the Holiday Season with your Teacher Wish List

People like to donate to their school, their student’s classroom, and their student’s teacher, and that is why having a Teacher Wish List is so important. The holidays are upon us, and with that, many parents and students and businesses like to get teachers gifts and show their support for

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8 ways to use leftover candy in your classroom

8 Ways to Use Leftover Candy in Your Classroom

Looking for ways to use leftover candy in your classroom? This post provides many ideas for using candy in your classroom…many of which don’t actually result in anyone eating it. We’ve all been there… We handle the Halloween season like a boss.  At school, we’ve done holiday-inspired classroom activities (all

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ELA Graphic Organizers

50+ ELA Graphic Organizers for Upper Elementary

ELA Graphic Organizers are a fun way to get students to take notes, think through texts, and organize thoughts and consider all the thought that went into the writing about what they’re reading. Reading comprehension is difficult to teach. Especially when you are teaching reading comprehension with a focus on

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Holiday of the Day Writing Prompts

Holiday of the Day Writing Prompts

Every day is a holiday with these Holiday of the Day Writing Prompts for upper elementary. Did you know that as of August 2021 there are 12 federal holidays in the United States? Take a moment to see if you can come up with all 12. Want to see if you’re

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Halloween Glow Games

Halloween Glow Games for Upper Elementary

Make your classroom activities even more spooky and silly this year with these Halloween glow games ideas. There is no better time than Halloween to bust out your glow sticks and invisible ink and do Halloween glow games with your upper elementary classes. Glow sticks, necklaces, and bracelets never seem

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