Want exclusive freebies to engage your upper elementary students?
Try some of my fun, engaging games and activities for free!
Join now for access to the freebie library filled with exclusive resources you can’t find anywhere else.
Tips & Tricks
Learning text structures helps students begin the process of analyzing information and questioning the purpose of the texts they read. As students get older, knowing their text structures allows them to determine the goal of the writer and decide whether a text is appropriate for their tasks. (i.e. a research
Students love games…video games, board games, cat games, drawing games, etc. Using games in the classroom engages students in learning and challenges them to improve. According to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, gamification within the educational setting may stem all the way back to Dmitri Mendeleev (the 19th-century Russian scientist).
Everywhere you look new digital resources are springing up. Sometimes you don’t need new resources. You just need to give your old resources a digital sprucing up. Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to digitize worksheets you already have in your classroom toolbox. If you’ve been wondering how resource
School supplies are on the store shelves which can only mean one thing…it’s BACK TO SCHOOL season. Each year, I love finding new back to school resources to use in the classroom. Back to school season has always been one of the most joyous and nerve-inducing times of the year
The beginning of the school year is the best time of the year to establish your classroom community and classroom procedures. If you are anything like me, I liked to use the summers to plan and prepare and dream about what my classroom would look like and feel like in
It happens every end of the year. The big standardized test comes and goes and the students think the year is over. Even as I emphasized the test less and less, I still had students that thought they didn’t have to try anymore once the test was over…and we still
Before teaching 5th grade for 10 years, I taught Preschool (3-year-olds). So, using centers to teach and engage learners has always been a part of my lessons. It wasn’t until I taught 5th grade, though, that I knew I needed a student accountability piece during centers. During the time that
I love games! Since I started teaching, I’ve always loved making review and practice fun in my classroom. Students love games, too. With everything students are expected to learn and remember each year, I believe it’s super fun and important to use games to spiral the standards. So, why
Do you see all the colorful things on Teachers Pay Teachers and Pinterest and wish you had the budget and the color ink to be able to print them?! Well, I’m here to tell you that you can! My school had zero options for printing in color but I wanted