Work on upper elementary skills and standards while celebrating with these December holiday-themed activities and resources. It’s here! I can practically hear the jingle of bells and smell the spice because it is winter, and there is a whole slew of holidays on the horizon. As a teacher, I also
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When looking for holiday writing activities for your upper elementary class, look no further than these Holiday of the Day Writing Prompts When you get the Holiday of the Day Writing Prompts, you are firmly establishing that in your classroom, every day is going to be a holiday. Featuring a
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,
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
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
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
Working on growth and seeking out opportunities with end-of-year teacher reflections! Growth…let’s be honest…as long as it’s not on our waistline, growth is something we see as valuable and good. We encourage our students to focus on growth. If a student’s reading scores are low, the first thing we do
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
January and February are the perfect months of the year to use these 3 winter-themed activities for reviewing ELA Vocabulary while also taking inventory of student needs as you prepare for the second half of the school year. At this point in the year, most of the general ELA Vocabulary