‘Puzzle Week’ in your Upper Elementary class could be the perfect way to piece together the skills you’ve learned this school year! If you are an upper elementary teacher who loves a good theme week, then this may be just the post you need to inspire your next great idea!
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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
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
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
One common challenge teachers collectively face is differentiation. It is a bit of a conundrum, this thing called differentiation, because although most teachers don’t like it, we all recognize the need for it and fully appreciate it when it is done well. Differentiation is not bad…it is just difficult and
There are very few things that bring me as much pleasure as spending some quality time in a dollar store. As I walk the aisles, my mind runs wild with all the possibilities about how these inexpensive items could be used to enhance my students’ classroom experiences. I decided recently
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
This list of must-haves for upper elementary teachers is the perfect to-do list as you prepare for the new year. Teaching elementary is a hard job that takes highly organized and creative people to keep all those kids both learning and engaged each day. I am frequently in awe over
If you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, check out these 4+ activities that reuse and repurpose U-Know cards! You know that you love U-Know cards, but what do you do with all of those cards that you’ve collected over the last several years? With over
Check out these 4 unique activity suggestions for repurposing Game Show slides in your class! I love the idea of repurposing old resources into new activities. In previous posts, we’ve discussed unexpected ways to use task cards and how to reimagine close reads. Today, we are talking about repurposing all