Explore Character Traits through Devising

Often when teaching about character traits, we focus on helping students to consume information, but we can help students take their understanding to the next…

How to use that New Google Forms Resource

I downloaded this Google Form Resource…now what? If you are trying to figure out how to use that new Google Forms resource, you are in…

The Difference Between Revising and Editing

What is the difference between revising and editing, and what strategies can teachers use to instruct on each? In a nutshell… Revising includes making improvements…

Constitution Day Lesson Ideas for Upper Elementary

  Looking for some quick ideas for Constitution Day lesson ideas that will keep students engaged? We’ve got you covered with a teacher-created list of…

20+ Lapbooks to Enhance Instruction in Elementary

Using lapbooks to enhance instruction in your elementary class will provide students with interactive resources for learning, and a single, well designed note taking activity…

5 Resources for Teaching Place Value in Upper Elementary

Teaching place value in upper elementary has never been easier with these 5 resources. I’ve got 1,000,000 reasons to teach place value, so I want…

Back to School: 5 Creative Ways to Build Community

During back to school time, there is always so much to do, but so little time to do it, and often some of the most…

No Fuss Reading Logs for Upper Elementary

Use these No Fuss Reading Logs to help your students create an enjoyable, daily habit of reading at home. One of the most memorable moments…

Teaching the 6 Qualities of a Good Learner

Teaching students the qualities of a good learner may be the thing that changes your students forever! One of the biggest mistakes we can make…

Ideas for Teaching Theme that Grow with your Students

If you are looking for ideas for teaching theme in upper elementary, consider these strategies that grow with your students.  “But what does it mean?”…