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LOOK – how to display student work all year the easy way

Displaying student work is a great routine to establish at the beginning of the year that can make your year go SO SMOOTH! (read about some other great routines to set Day 1) Choose great paper for student work display! I really like using 12×12 paper for this display. I can hang work but easily…

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iPad Intro – Back to School Activity Perfection

Solving your back to school activity problems! So you want something fun not too time consuming and will learn about students that will make a great display – got ya covered! This iPad Intro is perfect for upper elementary students….let me tell you why! 1. Time As a teacher time is huge! The beginning of…

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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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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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Emoji Intro Back to School Activity!

A back to school activity can be so tricky to come up with. Yes…you might see cool ones….yes they might look good….but we want some substance. I love this because it gives those not immediate talkers a way to warm up and share + I can respond to those students as well! I love the…

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Grandparents Day Activities & Project Ideas

First up if missed this post last year – here is are some great/HILARIOUS ideas to start off Grandparents Day this year.  Pic below is linked to what I did last year. I’m changing it up some this year because of how much time we get with grandparents and I want to use it wisely.…

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Descriptive Writing 4th Grade – October

We have finished our Personal Narrative pieces and had an amazing author celebration! For the next 6 weeks we will work on Descriptive Writing, ending in a culminating Haunted Halloween piece. To start this unit off with bang – I found these fun ideas from 4th Grade Frolics! We, too, started off with the “Go…

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4 Types of Sentences

I realized I hardly ever blog about grammar.  Hmmm…guess in reality its not my strongest point either but I had to share this idea we worked on the other week! I reviewed the 4 types of Sentences with my students in 4th grade and surprisingly these were new concepts for them.  We dove in and…

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Classroom Reveal – Take a Peek inside

I’m so excited to do an official classroom reveal! Last year I was on a one year leave and didn’t really get a chance to decorate my room, although I just moved 2 states away so it would have been difficult to do in that time (that is neither here nor there!) …. I’m just…

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