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…

Developing Curious Kids: Teaching Kids to Wonder

Developing curious kids is easier with these creative, high-interest Curiosities task cards. Part of teaching kids to learn is really about teaching kids to think. Not…

Back to School Resources for Upper Elementary

Back to school time means resource round-up time! If you are in the market for some great back to school resources for upper elementary that…

Establishing Rules and Routines in your Elementary Classroom

Establishing rules and routines in your elementary classroom may be the most important thing you do all year! Some people say that ‘Structure’ is my…

Introducing Plants in the Classroom

Introducing plants in the classroom may be one of the greatest decisions you make this back to school season! As you look around your classroom…