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5 activities for the last two weeks of school

5 Activities for the Last 2 Weeks of School

Keep students engaged with these 5 activities for the last 2 weeks of school! It’s here! The birds are singing, the sun is shining well past the time when you leave the classroom for the day, and the countdown is on to the end of the school year. Whether your

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Tips for Playing Games

Tips for Playing Games in the Classroom

Playing games in the classroom doesn’t have to result in chaos. Try some of these tips to help set expectations as you get started with games in your classroom. When I mention playing a game in your classroom, what is your gut response?  Are you excited, joyful, cautious? Lots of

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Reimagining Close Reads

Reimagining Close Reads in Upper Elementary

At Fun in 5th Grade, we are always reimagining close reads whether it is with mystery pictures, new monthly close read sets, or with new implementation strategies. Today we are adding a little ‘spice’ to classroom implementation. One of the best analogies I’ve ever heard regarding close reading is that

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How to Save Google Slides as a PowerPoint

How to Save Google Slides as a PowerPoint

We’ve got folders full of Google Slides resources, but our students don’t have Google accounts. We’ll teach you how to save Google Slides as a PowerPoint for classroom use. It seems like the whole world has gone gaga for Google, but let’s be honest, Google’s not for everybody, and sometimes

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Make Any Content into a Game

It is our mission to turn as much classroom content into a game as possible! There is little else more satisfying than beating someone at a board game. It doesn’t matter if it’s Candyland, Monopoly, or Settlers of Catan, a good board game puts my heart in a happy place.

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5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

The holidays are buzzing and winter break is near! It’s time to start thinking about what you want the spring semester to look and feel like in your classroom.  You’ve been planning all of your pre-winter break activities. Many of which you may have even found in our blog post

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Why you should review classroom procedures after break!

Why should we review classroom procedures after break? I hate to break it to you, but the honeymoon period is officially over. You all know what I’m talking about. Those blissful beginning weeks of school when behavior issues are at a minimum and students seem to be genuinely excited to

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How to use Educational Flipbooks for Digital Learning

No matter how many new ideas enter the educational world, one thing is for certain… New content is going to be introduced to students…obviously.  But learning new content is hard for many students and for most, organizing it is even harder.  Using educational flipbooks while teaching new content is exactly

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