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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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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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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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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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Top 3 – A First Day of School Post for Upper Elementary

How to have the best first day and set the tone for the rest of the year! Obviously setting clear expectations from the start is essential!  I have an awesome 3rd grade teacher (I jokingly call her my job security) because the students really are beautiful when they get to me. Yes I teach in…

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BEST FIRST Day Activity! Teamwork!

I wanted something engaging and exciting the first day of school!  We really emphasize working together and supporting all of our class so an activity that showed that the first day was ideal. I briefly saw the scratch off technique while browsing through Pinterest and I’ve used it before on cards I’ve made and such…

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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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