Author name: Myranda McDonald

Upper Elementary Ideas for Read Across America Week (That Don’t Include Dr. Seuss)

Read Across America week takes place the first week of March and is always such a fun time to celebrate reading and great works of literature in the upper elementary classroom.  In the past, we have taken this week to celebrate and honor Dr. Seuss since his birthday is March 2nd. But recently, many educators

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Thematic Teaching in Upper Elementary

Thematic teaching is a student-learning, teacher-friendly way of transforming the classroom! Students are going to be learning more information on a deeper level than ever before. Additionally, teachers are going to love how much learning is occurring and how focused students are. The benefits will greatly outway the drawbacks once starting on the thematic teaching journey!

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What You Need to Know to Set Up Your Upper Elementary Classroom for Thematic Teaching

I put off thematic teaching for far too long becuase I felt like I didn’t know how to get started. I don’t want you to fall into that same trap so I’m sharing everything I’ve learned about getting set up for the thematic teaching approach. If you’re ready to make the switch to thematic teaching, here’s what you need to consider before getting started.

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