Teaching the Solar System in your Upper Elementary Class

Use this Solar System Lapbook while you’re teaching the Solar System in your upper elementary class. What is too big to teach, too interesting not…

Reading Activities that Get Students Moving in Upper Elementary

If you are looking for some new reading activities that get students moving in upper elementary, then you have got to check out these Choose…

7 Fall and Thanksgiving-Themed Resources for Upper Elementary

Get excited for the season with these fall and Thanksgiving-themed resources for upper elementary. With the fall weather comes fall holidays and celebrations, and those…

Teaching Geography in Upper Elementary

Use this Geography Lapbook while teaching geography in upper elementary to help your students build a solid foundation of geographical concepts.  Where in the World…

Halloween Ideas for the Classroom: Resources for Upper Elementary

Here’s a list of 8 Halloween ideas for the classroom that will get upper elementary students excited for this spooky season while also keeping them…

How to Use Lapbooks for Whole-Class Instruction

Use lapbooks for whole-class instruction with these helpful tips! Sometimes teachers get overwhelmed with lapbooks and their many pieces, but a lapbook should help create…

Strategies for Teaching Main Idea and Supporting Details

Let’s dig into 3 fun strategies for teaching main idea and supporting details that ask students to consider the details of a single passage in…

Teaching Matter in Upper Elementary

Teaching Matter in Upper Elementary got a whole lot easier with this Matter Lapbook. As I child, I remember watching Mary Poppins and finding her…

Easy Ways to Conquer Boredom in the Classroom

No matter how awesome and engaging our lesson planning is, boredom is going to enter our classroom, so we have to be prepared. Here are…

Laying the Groundwork for Differentiation: Fair Isn’t Always Equal

Laying the groundwork for differentiation is a critical part of setting up the school year. Students in my upper elementary class should expect to see…