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New Year Activities for Upper Elementary

New Year Activities for Upper Elementary

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. 

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Random Acts of Kindness Classroom Calendar Christmas Holidays

25 Days of Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

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. 

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Fall Math Mazes for Upper Elementary

Exploring Fall Math Mazes for Brain-Teasing Fun

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!

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Halloween Activities for Upper Elementary

Spooky Classroom Fun: Halloween Activities for Upper Elementary

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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Meet the Teacher Night: Essentials for a Successful Open House

Meet the Teacher Night: Essentials for a Successful Open House

Besides the first day of school, there is one day that might excite students even more—Meet the Teacher Night! An open house sets the stage for a partnership between the parents, teachers, and students. Students are anxious to meet their new teacher, and parents are eager to hear more about the new school year. Meet the Teacher Night provides a platform for parents to get to know their child’s teacher. Parents hope to understand the expectations and class routines and build trust and collaboration. 

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Editable Monthly Classroom Calendars

Classroom Calendars for the Organized Teacher

Managing a classroom can be tough! With many tasks to juggle, from lesson planning and assessments to events and deadlines, teachers often find themselves trying to create a classroom calendar with very little time. Honestly, it is nearly impossible to keep parents and students informed of important dates and events without being organized. So, teachers must find the most efficient way to communicate information with parents and students. Thankfully, there are Editable Classroom Calendar Templates for you to stay on top of your game, reduce stress, and create a transparent learning environment for your students.

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I’m Kim, the founder of A Love of Teaching. My ultimate goal is to empower teachers to reclaim their afternoons and weekends, all while feeling confident in their role as educators. I’m passionate about inspiring teachers with fresh ideas and providing them with time-saving materials. 

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