Teaching Upper Elementary

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This resource includes winter/January themed PPT slides to use for your Morning Meetings. Each slide is clutter free with large editable text space for adding your own custom message. It also includes fun student engagement with a “This or That” which your students will love! Winter/January Morning Class Meetings are the perfect way to promote classroom community.

Motivation/Classroom Management

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Writing

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Clip It Clothespin Activities for Music Class
Assessments in music class are quick and painless with clothespin activities. Learn how to use these fun activities to assess students’ rhythmic understanding in this blog post. Tips for organizing the supplies in your classroom are also included as wel
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DANGER: What Happens When You Don't Teach Writing
You decide to skip over writing instruction. You squeeze in some writing prompts or writing responses here and there and call it a day. So what happens when you don’t teach writing? I know first-hand what happens and it isn’t pretty. I worked with a group of high school students writing college entrance essays. They didn't know where to begin and needed direct instruction on how to write an effective essay. Where is this disconnect in our education system? Read on for some shocking facts.
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DIY Canvas Art for Your Classroom
Learn how to create your own canvas art for your home or classroom with supplies you already have! Works with any theme and doesn't take long to complete.
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Classroom Management & Discipline - How To Create a Classroom Seating Plan for the First Day of School
Check out the 2nd post in the series with tips for the first day of school!
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Free Stuff
More than 35 freebies to choose from! Check them out at Forever in Fifth Grade!
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Show & Tell Tuesday - School's Out!
The 12 days before school was out...a great way to celebrate the end of the year with your students! Find out more at Forever in Fifth Grade!
14 Unusual Bulletin Board Boarders Pool noodles, cupcake papers, LEGOS?  These unusual and incredibly fabulous border ideas are easy to do.  WARNING: Using these in a hallway may cause major student traffic problems as everyone stops to take a look! Organisation, Pre K, Boarders For Bulletin Boards, Classroom Bulletin Boards Diy, Creative Bulletin Boards, Diy Bulletin Board, Interactive Bulletin Boards, School Bulletin Boards
14 Unusual and Incredibly Fabulous Bulletin Board Borders
14 Unusual Bulletin Board Boarders Pool noodles, cupcake papers, LEGOS? These unusual and incredibly fabulous border ideas are easy to do. WARNING: Using these in a hallway may cause major student traffic problems as everyone stops to take a look!
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Show & Tell Tuesday - School's Out! | 3rd grade activities, 5th grade activities, Teaching third gra
Jun 21, 2016 - School has been out for six days, and I'm definitely getting into my summer routine. It's so nice to stay up late and not have to get up at...
10 mentor texts and activities to use in the classroom
10 Mentor Text and Myth Activities to Use in the Classroom
Greek Mythology is a series of stories about gods, heroes, and rituals of ancient Greeks. Myths began as traditional stories from our ancient history, but since word-of-mouth was really the only way of recording these stories, they often became extremely exaggerated. Therefore, these traditional stories eventually morphed into myths! You will find 10 mentor texts and myth activities to use in class in this blog post!
the best ways to prepare students for standardized tests
The Best Ways to Prepare Students for Standardized Tests
Taking tests is anxiety-provoking for many people including our students. Standardized tests or state assessments seem to increase the stress around a situation with which some students (and teachers) already struggle. As with many things that are anxiety-producing, the keys seem to be preparation, practice, and perspective. Help your students feel prepared and confident for the test by creating authentic practice activities!