social studies

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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Classroom Cave Day!

We started off our classroom cave experience by leaving out some secret parts around the classroom. Anticipation really builds when you know something is coming. It helps to have all the supplies organized ahead of time too! 🙂 View this post on Instagram Cave exploring coming up soon. Taking a page from @elementaryshenanigans playbook with…

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Nonfiction Text Features

We’ve been diving in our first genre of Information Text and all its characteristics.  The first topic we study is text features and how they help us – directly related to Common Core! I’m making it a huge deal this year to put the standard front and center and refer to it often! This is…

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Market Day – Economics for Big Kids

This might not be a full on room transformation but engagement is SO HIGH as students build their own businesses! My students are absolutely in LOVE with Market Day Economics Project unit!  To say it was a favorite project of the year would be an understatement! If you study economics then you MUST have a…

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Calling all 4th Grade Teachers…State Capitol Lapbook

If you teach 4th grade (or whatever grade you study state history)…you need this resource! We recently went on a field trip to our state Capitol where every 4th grade goes each year.  It was great and I think I learn something new each time I go.  I wanted the trip to be meaningful for…

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Timelines Across the Curriculum

It no secret how much I love the Read Write Think: Student Interactives!!! We recently used the Timeline version in the computer lab but they also have an app that works the same way!  I love how easy it was to use and that after 1 explanation 4th grade was ready to go and succeed.…

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Talk like a Pirate Day… BEST day EVER!

Ahoy Mateys, I woke up this morning forgetting all about National Talk like a Pirate Day.  I was stumbling through which prompt would be good for our Fun Fridays that still involved writing when I came upon this… If you want to see more ways to engage your students in learning check this out! Can…

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Latitude and Longitude

Whew…I feel like we have done so much but and I have so much to share but school and life are getting in the way 🙁   I just wanted to drop by and show you a latitude and longitude QR activity that really reinforced the concept with my students. We started off with Brainpop…

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Grandparent’s Day in Upper Elementary!

We had a fantastic Grandparent’s Day Celebration last Friday.  Sorry I’m a little late with my post but hopefully some of you might be able to use this or store if away for next year! I was a little scared going into Grandparent’s Day since I was with a much older grade until I remembered…

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State Study

Since I’m moving to 4th grade I’ve had to do some major research (kindergarten is not quite the same 😉 – the most memorable part of 4th grade in my state was learning state history and visiting the Capitol.  I was really excited that this was the first unit I created for 4th grade and…

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