4th grade

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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Poultry Parts of Speech

If you love making grammar fun and hilarious just like the Talking Animals activity – this is FOR YOU! Check out this fun way to make grammar (especially around holiday time) such a funny time in your classroom. Great practice and easy to put together! View this post on Instagram 🦃 Poultry Parts of Speech…

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how Seesaw saved my Conferences

Have you heard of the Seesaw app? I just love what Seesaw does for my classroom and IT IS FREE! I’m in no way paid to promote it but the features and abilities for a classroom are endless. Being a relatively new teacher (4th year!) I need things that are EASY and work in my…

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Verbs in the News!

We quickly glossed over verbs before moving on to other parts of speech because verbs are once again something my students come to me knowing! We started by watching the Flocabulary video – Verbs!  We love Flocabulary!!  We worked on an anchor chart the difference between action, linking, and helping verbs! After a couple short…

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Welcome to the Pet Gourmet and other Noun Restaurants!

So being in 4th grade, I quickly review parts of speech before getting into structure at the beginning of the year.  Obviously, nouns gets at most 2 days of instruction since we only have about 15 min anyway because this is stressed in the earlier grades. We reviewed nouns and special nouns – common, proper,…

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Nonfiction “level up” day

Many of you have asked about my Nonfiction Video Game Level Up day – all the details I have to give are below.  This will review text features, nonfiction comprehension, context clues and text structure.  Students will have to complete each level before moving on. I was mainly inspired by this Periscope by Hope King…

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Analyzing Media!

Do your students struggle with evaluating sources to use for research? Mine certainly do.  When our state standards changed this year, and this was added I knew I needed to beef up my game. One of my favorite resources to use is Into the Book: Evaluating!  We do the book resources as a class and…

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Positive Notes – Building Classroom Community!

This year I knew I wanted to start focused morning meetings with my students.  Once I try them out I’ll write more about ideas I plan to use but this one is something that can be done in any classroom and I know for SURE will be something I use this year to promote our…

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