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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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
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
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
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?
As part of your end-of-the year traditions and projects, consider this Create-Your-Own Review Game project! (We’ve also included a project workbook with FREE RUBRIC + game templates) I don’t know if you could tell, but over here at Fun in 5th Grade, we love games. We love competition games and
When looking for end of the year activities, make the experience special for both students and parents with these memory books for upper elementary classes. Do you hear that? Listen carefully! That is the sound of thousands of mothers wailing at once, but why are they crying? Well, it’s graduation
Earth day is coming up, and with all the crazy weather patterns we have had this year, taking care of our Earth has never felt more important. Teach kids how to care for the Earth for future generations. As young kids, our elementary-age students can make an awesome, ongoing impact