Read more about the article 7 Fantastic Activities for Engaging Your Students in the Study of Historical Figures
7 Fantastic Activities for Engaging Your Students in the Study of Historical Figures

7 Fantastic Activities for Engaging Your Students in the Study of Historical Figures

Join me as I walk you through some great biography activities for your upper elementary students. Biography or Narrative Nonfiction I'm excited to share seven fantastic activities for engaging your students in the study of historical figures with narrative nonfiction. But, first, what is the difference between biography and narrative…

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Read more about the article 4 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Learning through an Art Passion Project
Students participated in mini course that included art exploration through field trips and various media.

4 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Learning through an Art Passion Project

Want to keep your upper elementary students excited and engaged after state testing? Passion Projects are for YOU. My 5th grade teammates and I organized PASSION PROJECTS every year after state testing. I focused on ART. Introduction: A Time to Celebrate Learning After the celebrations and collective sighs at the…

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Read more about the article 4 Great Ways to Engage Upper Elementary Students in Collaborative Problem Solving Using Break the Code Activities
Here are 4 great ways to engage students in break the code activities.

4 Great Ways to Engage Upper Elementary Students in Collaborative Problem Solving Using Break the Code Activities

Upper Elementary students LOVE break the code activities. Here are 4 great ways to engage upper elementary students in collaborative problem solving using break the code activities

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Sharing 6 Great Games for Math Workshop and Our Blessings

Games for Math Workshop Every year, I create and stock my upper elementary classroom with a variety of math workshop games that either I have made myself or that I have purchased from other Teachers Pay Teachers sellers or from a teacher store. Never, in my 30+ years as an…

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How to Build Community During Back to School Using How to Read a Book

As much as I have been (and am) enjoying my summer, I'm getting excited about returning to my physical classroom in a few short weeks after teaching from home for over a year. The gears in my mind are turning and my creative juices are flowing. Recently, I was Googling…

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Read more about the article Teaching Character Traits and Motives with Brave Irene
Brave Irene is dedicated and courageous.

Teaching Character Traits and Motives with Brave Irene

Brave Irene - Storyline Online I have loved the book, Brave Irene by William Steig, since I first embarked on my teaching career in 1987. It was first published in 1986 - the year I graduated from college! One reason I love the book so much is because I have…

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