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Classroom Management

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Ideas for Using Giant UNO Cards in the Classroom

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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End-of-Year Project: Create a Country Activity

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

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Ways to Start Your Day in Upper Elementary

5 Ways to Start Your Day in Upper Elementary

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

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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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Differentiation Made Easy

Differentiation Made Easy for Upper Elementary

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

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