Although some resources are made with specific ideas in mind for how they will be played or used in the classroom, sometimes teachers need to adapt. Today, we’re talking about how to modify Digital Review Games for different scenarios. One of the hardest parts about teaching in the upper elementary
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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
Keep a great substitute teacher coming back with these easy and engaging ideas you can leave for a sub. A good substitute teacher is hard to find, so when you find a good one, you want to make sure you have all your systems in place to keep them coming
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
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