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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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
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
Whether you are into the holidays or not, this Figurative Language Holiday Craftivity will provide a fun, engaging, and educational opportunity for filling your classroom or home with holiday spirit this year. We always love when student crafts can help us decorate our rooms or bring joy to others, and
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, students, and businesses like to get teachers gifts and show their support for their
Planning for the holidays can be a bit of a headache. With all the different holidays, breaks, and general distractions, it is hard to keep students focused throughout the months leading up to and directly following the new year. If you’re anything like me, you have a calendar with all