Use these GIANT UNO cards in the classroom for all the things this year with these 8 fun, hands-on ideas. We are obsessing over these Giant Uno cards! There is just something about oversized toys and games that makes our hearts melt and minds race with ideas. In fact, I
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Teachers who use the end of the year to prepare for back to school can improve their time management and better balance out the school year. I have always loved the end of the school year. Not because I’m going into summer, or I get to part ways with some
What is more fun than creating a new world, with a new language, and rules that you get to make up? That is the kind of fun that students get to experience with this Create a Country activity! As a teacher, I’m constantly trying to think of ways to connect
Eliminate common problems with using games in the classroom and make playing games easier by trying some of these helpful tips and suggestions. We love using games in the classroom, and here at Fun in 5th Grade, we have a whole array of different types of games specifically for this
Get your class ready for the day with these 5 ways to start your day in upper elementary! It’s morning, the sun is out, and we are all ready to get this school day started! I wish. In reality, it is in the upper elementary grades that we start to
Keep some of these activities and suggestions in mind as you consider how you can keep engaging students in the last couple of months of school. The end of the year, although fun and often filled with special days, field trips, and parties, can be both “the best of times
This Fun in Fifth Grade Classroom Supply List goes beyond the typical expo markers and pencils; instead, we are recommending tools and supplies that will inspire the type of creativity that up-levels classroom lessons and activities! I was walking through the dollar store the other day, and I came across
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
One common challenge teachers collectively face is differentiation. It is a bit of a conundrum, this thing called differentiation, because although most teachers don’t like it, we all recognize the need for it and fully appreciate it when it is done well. Differentiation is not bad…it is just difficult and
Getting to know your students in the first days of school is kind of like an investigation, and you are the detective assigned to the case. Are you ready? Do you think you have what it takes to be an investigator who spends their days uncovering evidence and solving cases?