engagement

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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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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Rockin’ Songs Grades 3-5

I love incorporating music into any lesson.  My kids love it too – it adds so much and the songs help them remember the material as well. We add it to the beginning as an introduction, in the middle to review, or right before the test to help us remember!  Songs are an integral part…

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FREE NO PREP – Morning Work – ANY GRADE!

Here’s a great tip for any classroom! I hate Hate HATE copying morning work! I hate the paper wasted and wish that there was a way around it.  Some years I did various activities but I always found that morning work was needed.  This site is such a lifesaver! You could even use it as…

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10 Easy Stations for Building Circuits!

Before moving to the older grades I was petrified of teaching electricity and circuits because I didn’t know! Brushing up on the material is now one of my favorite things to teach with so many ways to showcase their knowledge.  Incorporate some of these projects in your teaching – really – the kids love it!…

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