4th grade

Less Gas In Class – Engaging Readers with Gross Topics

It all starts with the BFG. Now I’m going to admit something somewhat controversial and hope that you might understand. I didn’t really like Roald Dahl before this book.….(run and cowering)…… Is that horrible? I know he is a fantastic author just one I never connected with as a reader and never then passed on…

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Why you NEED Science Solvers in your classroom!

Have you ever wondered how am I going to get through teaching energy?!  I have been there!  This seemed like the toughest concept that I saved to teach last to my 5th graders!  I had trouble understanding the level of material myself…while I can’t fully help with that I can show you what did work…

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#Hashtag Emoji Awards

I’m so excited to use these new awards this year in my classroom!  They will work for ANY grade level and the kids love them because of how “trendy” they are! With over 30+ templates there is something for each student in your class!  It even comes with a end of year fill in sheet…

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Test Prep Campout – Classroom Transformation

The day finally came for our TEST prep campout and it could not have gone better! The tents were set up and it was time to review what we had learned from the year! Setting the stage is so important. My students loved the setup and it was pretty easy to make happen. We used…

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Prefix Patients

Are you looking for a way engage students in content?! Why not let them be doctors?! This is one of my favorite classroom transformations!  Prefix patients gives students a chance to communicate and practice the meaning of prefixes to make words with self checking patient charts! FIRST – students work with partners and get a…

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Sound Pages and Ideas

We love studying sound!  Here are some resources I found especially helpful and fun to use: These sound cards -we worked in research pairs to present on these topics! this link talks about the amazing things sound can do!! The flocabulary video is AMAZING!!!! A fantastic resource. This website has great test sounds for sound…

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We eat IRON?!

We eat IRON?! My students loved this experiment and it could be used for a variety of principles.  We used it while talking about separating mixtures using magnetism. It could easily be tied to elements,  compounds,  mixtures and solutions (and separating them) or even digesting food and how the body needs and processes iron! We…

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Learning Events – Engagement made easy!

    I am loving transforming my classroom to enhance student learning!  It has been such a creative outlet for me as well as my kiddos! I want to share some reasons why these learning events are so fun and how they are tied to content.     1.  Plan around what your kids love!…

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Amazing Race – Classroom Edition

*affiliate links included*   View this post on Instagram ITS GOING DOWN! ? #iteachtoo #iteach345 #amazingrace #amazibgraceclassroom #gogogetitgetit. *all details on the blog* A post shared by Amber Nicole (@sssteaching) on Nov 17, 2016 at 8:45am PST     TONS of people were asking and wanting more details about our Amazing Race coming up in…

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