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"Take if you can give" A great way to ask parents for donations on open house night. Scroll towards bottom of blog to find this

Life As I Know It...: A classroom sneak peek!

I do not believe that giving students a list of words and telling them to memorize it for a test is super effective. I think this spelling activity would encourage students to make relationship to the words, while reinforcing some vocabulary as well.

Apples, Crayons, and Caffeine: Two Fabulicious Freebies!

Haunted Hallowe'en Hand Melt - a "spooky" science experiment for kids

Salt and Ice Experiment - Melting Halloween Hands Activity

How to make Royal Icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations that last. It is also useful as a "cement" to fasten decorations together. Royal icing is edible, but not recommended for icing cakes.

Royal icing recipe - Cookies and Cups

All 41 School House Rocks CLIPS for the Classroom

How to make incredible scented slime

Opinion Writing "You Should Try This!" Five Paragraph Essay - This engaging writing unit will guide students through writing a five paragraph essay. Students will state their opinions about an activity or hobby that they enjoy and give reasons, details, and examples why others might want to try the activity. 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

History Pockets: Native Americans

Great freebie fraction activity!

Skittles Fraction Challenge Grades 4-5

Checkout this great post on Bulletin Board Ideas!

iKnow: Test Taking Strategies

Math Coachs Corner: Demystifying the Distributive Property. Okay, raise your hand if you're an elementary teacher and just the mention of the distributive property makes you break out in a cold sweat. Go one can see you. As with any other math concept, it's important to take this skill through the concrete (manipulatives) and representational (drawing) stages before the abstract (purely symbolic) stage.

Math Coach's Corner: Demystifying the Distributive Property

Use Legos to introduce kids to adding with fractions

Want an Easy Way to Teach Kids Math? Try Using LEGO

it's a website all about foldables. TEACHER HEAVEN

Teaching Upper Elementary Collaborative Pinterest Board. Follow for fabulous ideas for you grades 3-5!