Three tips and resources for a smooth and productive classroom morning routine in upper elementary.

3 Parts to an Effective Classroom Morning Routine

Having a solid classroom morning routine in place can help you start every day in your classroom on the right foot. A morning routine is more than just getting students …

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Here are some of my favorite fall read alouds, along with different fall literacy activities that are all great for upper elementary.

Fall Read Alouds and Literacy Activities for Upper Elementary

I love using seasonal books and activities as a way to keep things fresh in the classroom! Here are some of my favorite fall read alouds, along with different fall …

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This FREE place value guide includes a ton of ideas, place value lessons, essential skills, book list, free activities, and more!

The Complete Guide to Place Value Lessons

I always start the year with teaching place value, whether I'm teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade! I compiled a ton of ideas, an introductory lesson, essential skills, book list, freebies …

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These strategies, tips, and resources for student engagement are a must to increase student engagement and motivation in upper elementary.

Tips for Increasing Student Engagement and Motivation

I'll never forget my first year teaching (for a lot of reasons!).  I was fretting over my first formal observation when someone joked about them all being dog and pony …

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5 classroom tips for enrichment and differentiation for gifted learners, which is just as important as accommodations for struggling learners.

Differentiating and Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners

We often have meetings and professional development about helping struggling learners, but I’ve found that it’s rare to talk about differentiation for gifted learners. While helping our struggling learners is …

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Here are numerous ways to teach and reinforce factors and multiples, as well as math facts, in 4th and 5th grade

Factors, Multiples, and Math Facts… oh my!

Working with factors and multiples is an important upper elementary skill that helps students solidify number relationships. However, it isn’t a skill that comes easily for all students. Here are …

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Free Morphology Activities

Are you ready to get started teaching prefixes and suffixes? This FREE word study bundle can help!

free upper elementary notebook ideas for teaching prefixes and suffixes along with Greek or Latin roots

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