February 14th is fast approaching! Upper elementary students eagerly await the fun-filled day to pass out Valentine’s cards they have bought or prepared with love.
As the temperature drops outside, the classroom becomes a warm place for learning. Since students are indoors more, there is a golden opportunity to explore more
The New Year is one of the best times of year in the upper elementary classroom! It is a time of focus, redirection, and the perfect opportunity to reflect and set new goals. Celebrating the New Year with students with fun yet educational activities will set the tone for a fantastic second school semester. As the winter break winds down for teachers, our thoughts shift back to lesson plans and curriculum. Luckily, there are no-prep New Year activities for upper elementary that are ready to go! With these fantastic New Year activities at your fingertips, you can sit back and enjoy the last few days of your winter break.
Have you ever wanted to unlock the secret sauce to reading comprehension? Of course, you have! Teaching reading in upper elementary is challenging. Providing students with an essential skill to rinse and repeat with every text they read sounds dreamy, right?! Annotation is the key to understanding texts beyond just the words.
Teachers are constantly trying to reinforce the character trait of kindness. What better time to focus on kindness than the holiday season?! Honestly, December is the perfect time to practice intentional kindness in upper elementary. Students in upper elementary are old enough to enjoy the season beyond Santa, gift-giving, and fun celebrations. This festive season provides a unique opportunity to teach students empathy, compassion, and generosity. Luckily, teachers can teach these values through random acts of Christmas kindness.
Honestly, teaching writing is tough. Whether you are a new or veteran teacher, teaching writing can be both thrilling and challenging. When students get to
Fall is officially in full force! Students have settled into their classroom, begun learning new skills, and are excited about transitioning to fall. The beginning of fall is the perfect opportunity for teachers to introduce fun math lessons into their routines. Luckily, Fall Math Mazes are the perfect brain-teasing activity to practice math skills and have fun! Teachers can make learning math an exciting adventure with this amazing fall resource!
As the air gets cooler and the autumn breeze rolls through, colorful leaves and pumpkins decorate the classrooms. October brings a different kind of excitement between costumes, candy, and spooky stories. Upper elementary students begin counting down the days to trick-or-treating as teachers are busy crafting festive lessons to fit the month’s vibe! Honestly, keeping students focused on academics during this busy month is tough. Luckily, there are ready-to-go Halloween activities to keep students learning and bring in the spooky fun!
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