Learning how to conduct research using the internet is an essential skill for students of all ages. It’s important to teach children in 3rd grade about internet research skills and how to use the internet responsibly and effectively. This lesson plan is going to walk you through each step of the lesson and provide you […]
Welcome, upper elementary teachers! Teaching students how to add fractions with unlike denominators can be a daunting task. But we’ve got you covered. In this lesson plan, we will break down the steps and provide an easy-to-follow outline that you can use while teaching your class. Plus, you can use my downloadable free question sheet
This blog post is designed to provide 3rd-5th grade teachers with a step-by-step lesson plan for teaching their students how to ask and answer questions based on a provided text. This lesson plan includes a script that can be used while teaching, as well as supplemental materials and activities for further practice. With this comprehensive
Scoot games are an engaging and fun way to keep students active and on-task in the classroom but before you start your first game, it’s important to teach your students how to play scoot games. Scoot games provide opportunities for your students to practice skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. The rules of
Have you ever had your students complete an opinion piece but when they turn it in, their facts and examples are all over the place? Yep, me too! That’s why I started teaching strategic lessons that focus only on connecting examples and facts to opinion statements. Today, I’m going to provide step-by-step guidance and a
Welcome 5th grade teachers! This blog post will help you teach decimal long division. This skill can take a lot of repetition to master, especially when it comes to remembering to move the decimal point to the correct place at the end. That’s why I’m giving you a quick breakdown on how to do decimal
The task of teaching opinion writing to 3rd-5th grade students can be daunting. However, with careful planning and preparation, it is easy to develop a strong opinion writing unit that will get your students excited about writing! Plus, there’s a free practice resource included at the end of this post. I love teaching opinion writing
If you’re getting ready to teach the states of matter, then you’re in luck! In this blog post, you will find detailed instructions for teaching 3rd grade students about the three states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas. Through real-world examples and interactive activities, your students will gain a better understanding of each state and be
This lesson plan will help teach students why shadows change directions throughout the day. It is important for students to understand the concept of sunlight and how it affects shadows. Not only does this cover NGSS standards, it also helps students better appreciate and understand their environment. Plus, I have a free printable flip book
Welcome to this comprehensive lesson plan for teaching 3rd-5th grade students how to classify quadrilaterals! In this lesson, you will find step-by-step instructions and activities that are designed to help your students gain a better understanding of the concept of classifying quadrilaterals. You will learn how to introduce the concept, guide your students through the
Is your elementary classroom looking for some cool science experiments to try in the month of January? Look no further! Here are 5 awesome science activities that will get your students excited to learn.
Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to explore science with your elementary students! Here are 5 fun Valentine’s Day-themed experiments that your students will love.
These simple classroom organization hacks will help you get your room in tip-top shape in no time. So grab your glue sticks and let’s get started!
Veterans Day is a special day to honor those who have served our country. Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom.
November is such a fun month! Here are five easy lesson ideas that you can use in your classroom this November.
You should try gamifying your lessons! Gamification is a way to make learning more like a game by adding elements of competition, rewards, and fun.
Who the early explorers were, their contributions to history, and fun easy activities that teachers can do with their students to teach about early explorers.
The benefits of using standard-aligned math exit tickets, why it’s important to assess just one individual skill at a time, and how these assessments can help make grading and report cards easier for you.
Here are some simple ideas for incorporating Hispanic Heritage Month into your elementary classroom.
Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to read books by Hispanic authors to your elementary students! We share 5 recommended books for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Scoot games are a great way to review math concepts and skills. With both print and digital options, they are also easy to prepare, and can be played with any number of students.
In this blog post, we will share some of our favorite back-to-school read-alouds that are perfect for elementary students.
These 6 classroom tips for upper elementary teachers will help you start the school year off on the right foot.