Category: upper elementary

Five Thanksgiving Activities for Upper Elementary

The one with Thanksgiving activities for upper elementary

After a lot of debate and turmoil since early October, rising Covid case numbers finally led my county to officially decide to remain virtual through January.    Now that I can officially plan virtual Thanksgiving activities for my fourth graders, I’m ready to share what we’re doing! 2021 Update: Even

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The one with virtual classroom community building

Building relationships is a huge part of being a successful teacher. How does this work when I can’t have a community meeting on the carpet? Or I can’t greet my students at the doorway because we have to be socially distant? Or because we’re not even in school? How do

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The one about a growth mindset novel unit

Often when I see posts and activities about growth mindset, they usually include some amazing picture books. While I love picture books, novels are a huge part of my classroom. My yearlong curriculum is based completely on using novels (with some additional resources, especially for non-fiction). This is when I

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