summer lesson plans & activities

Engaging Lesson Plan Ideas and Exciting Projects for Summer Learning!

Summer Lesson Plan Ideas & Summer Projects That Make Learning Fun in the Sun! As the last school bell of the year rings and our students race off for their summer vacation, it’s easy to breathe a sigh of relief. We’ve made it! But as we all know, the learning never truly stops. I’ve spent two decades teaching bright young minds in 3rd, 4th, and

Team Building Activities

Team Building Activities For Elementary Students

Let’s Talk Team Building! Hey there, fellow educators! Today, we’re diving into the fun-filled world of team-building activities for students in the classroom. From my two decades of teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, I can tell you this – team building activities aren’t just fun and games. They’re also powerful tools for nurturing essential life skills in our students. They can foster everything from

nonfiction text features

Unlocking Informational Texts: Nonfiction Text Features for Elementary Teachers

Non-Fiction Text Features – A MUST-TEACH! Hey teacher friends! Ready to tackle nonfiction text features??? Ever felt like you’re trying to crack a secret code when reading a nonfiction book with your students? You’re not alone. Teaching nonfiction text features can sometimes feel like explaining hieroglyphics to a room full of budding Indiana Joneses. But fear not, today we’re going to demystify these cryptic elements

Fraction Anchor Charts

Mastering Fractions with Fraction Anchor Charts

We all know how crucial it is to teach fractions to our upper elementary students. But sometimes, it can be a bit of a challenge to make sure they really grasp the concept. That’s where fraction anchor charts come in! These visual aids can be a game changer in helping students understand and remember fraction concepts. Let’s dive in and explore how you can revolutionize

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