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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Spiral concepts in upper elementary without becoming redundant or dull with these 5 fun activities! We often talk about spiraling concepts in upper elementary, and it is our belief that spiraling concepts help to promote the long-term retention of skills and a deeper understanding of ideas and content. When we
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 students ready for the testing season with these test prep strategies for reading in upper elementary. To play the game well, you have to know the rules. True test prep is all about knowing the rules so you can help your students increase the odds of success. Playing
Keep your upper elementary class interested and intrigued all spring long by using this ELA Game Show Bundle for test prep. Sometimes we think that test prep season has to be full of serious, test-focused lessons that ensure our students will be prepared for anything the testing masters decide to
Let’s make test prep fun with Close Reads! Close Reads allow teachers to feel confident that students are prepping for their standardized tests while engaging students in topics that interest them! When many of us think back to the time when we decided to become teachers, we often reminisce about
Test prep in upper elementary is a necessary part of the educational process, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun, or that it needs to look the same every day. When I was teaching upper elementary, we tried to allot 15-30 minutes every day for test prep or
Game Shows are fun on their own, but with a little technical magic, we can up level your game shows even more! If you are a fan of Fun in 5th Grade resources, then chances are you have at least one set of Game Shows. We have Game Shows spanning
If you are wanting to spice up those U-KNOW review games, this game of U-KNOW ‘War’ may be exactly the thing to keep your students engaged! What is your favorite card game? Many of us have that one memory of playing a card game with grandparents or sitting up late