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
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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
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
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
Make your math activities more fun by using these creative math manipulatives in your upper elementary classroom. Of all the trends in math education, the use of manipulatives is one of my favorites, as it makes math visual for my students. We all know that some math concepts are very
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
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
Looking for more ways to use those resources you bought? Try some of these activities and lessons for upper elementary. Over the past couple of years, we have expanded our product lines to create resources that will help teachers year-round. Whether it is creating Close Reads with Mystery Pictures for
This Fun in Fifth Grade Classroom Supply List goes beyond the typical expo markers and pencils; instead, we are recommending tools and supplies that will inspire the type of creativity that up-levels classroom lessons and activities! I was walking through the dollar store the other day, and I came across