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This board contains all my teaching tips from Shut the Door and Teach. It's a great collection of upper elementary resources and ideas that I've shared on my teacher blog. Includes classroom photos, elementary lessons, classroom decor ideas, unit plans, anchor charts, read alouds, video clips, and more. #fourthgrade

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Check out these U.S. regions activities that are perfect for 4th grade.  Your students will love completing these projects while learning about the United States. Social Studies For Kids, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Activities, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Teacher, Unit Plan, Teacher Blogs, Activity Centers, Professional Development

Your Social Studies Professional Development (Regions of the U.S. Edition)

Check out these U.S. regions activities that are perfect for 4th grade. Your students will love completing these projects while learning about the United States.

Learn how to make a beautiful art display for southwest landforms. Your students will love this United States project. #activities #4thgrade #socialstudies Social Studies For Kids, Social Studies Projects, 4th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Activities, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Teacher, Unit Plan, Teacher Blogs, Read Aloud

Southwest Region Landforms Art

Learn how to make a beautiful art display for southwest landforms. Your students will love this United States project. #activities #4thgrade #socialstudies

These long division activities give students hands on practice for long division. Learn how to use play money as manipulatives for hands on practice in centers or intervention groups. Click to read at Shut the Door and Teach. #WithRemainders #4thgrade Long Division Activities, Teaching Long Division, Math Activities, Math Games, Math Literacy, Math Classroom, Upper Elementary Resources, Play Money, Preschool Special Education

Making Long Division Interactive (and Dare I Say Fun!)

These long division activities give students hands on practice for long division. Learn how to use play money as manipulatives for hands on practice in centers or intervention groups. Click to read at Shut the Door and Teach. #WithRemainders #4thgrade

Check out these U.S. regions activities that are perfect for 4th grade.  Your students will love completing these projects while learning about the United States. Social Studies For Kids, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Activities, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Teacher, Professional Development, Fourth Grade, United States, Study

Your Social Studies Professional Development (Regions of the U.S. Edition)

Check out these U.S. regions activities that are perfect for 4th grade. Your students will love completing these projects while learning about the United States.

Check out 3 fraction number line activities for kids in grade and up. The printable pages will help your students learning the concept of mixed numbers and improper fractions. Number Line Activities, Math Activities, Math Worksheets, Math Fraction Games, Math Games, Math Math, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, Teaching Decimals

Shut the Door and Teach

Teaching fourth grade should be fun! Get ideas you and your students will love.

Learn how to help your students understand decimals by using money. Read on Shut the Door and Teach. Teaching Fractions, Math Fractions, Dividing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Multiplication, Maths, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, School Resources

How to Relate Decimals to Money

Learn how to help your students understand decimals by using money. Click to read on Shut the Door and Teach. #decimals #math #4thgrade

Click to read how I set up my classroom efficiently and  download a free back to school to do list.  This list is perfect for new teachers and veterans who want to streamline the process.  I include tips  on how to delegate to your helpers!  Check it out on Shut the Door and Teach. Teacher Planner, Teacher Blogs, New Teachers, Teacher Hacks, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, School Teacher, Classroom Routines

Get Organized for Back to School

Click to read how I set up my classroom efficiently and download a free back to school to do list. This list is perfect for new teachers and veterans who want to streamline the process. I include tips on how to delegate to your helpers! Check it out on Shut the Door and Teach.

Teaching fourth grade should be fun! Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, Teaching Fractions, Fourth Grade Math, Common Core Math, Teacher Blogs, Math Worksheets, Math Classroom, Math Games

Fourth Grade Fractions for CCSS

Last year I was very proud of my fractions unit. This year our district cut back on the amount of time dedicated to fractions in fourth grade. As a result, I had to make some tough decisions on which lessons to cut, and which were non-negotiable. And I believe if my students only learn one thing, it has to be a true understanding of equivalent fractions. So after introducing the idea of equal parts and equivalent fractions with 1/2 with paper folding just as we did last year, we continued on…

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Get FREE Equivalent Fraction Practice

Your students will love this coloring page. You'll love the practice they get for comparing fractions. Click to read more on Shut the Door and Teach (then download for free). #fractions #math #4thgrade

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Help Your Students Understand Fractions of a Whole

Help your students understand equivalent fractions and fractional parts. Click to read more on Shut the Door and Teach. #fractions #math #4thgrade

Learn how I teach fourth graders to use fraction number lines to better conceptualize comparing fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions. Adding And Subtracting Fractions, Improper Fractions, Teaching Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, Fourth Grade Math, Common Core Math, Teacher Blogs

Try this Tool to Teach Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Click to read how I teach fourth graders to add and subtract mixed numbers and improper fractions with fraction number lines. #math #numberline #4thgrade

These long division activities give students hands on practice for long division. Learn how to use play money as manipulatives for hands on practice in centers or intervention groups. Click to read at Shut the Door and Teach. #WithRemainders #4thgrade Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, Math Games, Math Activities, Teaching Long Division, Division Activities, Play Money, Fourth Grade Math, Common Core Math

Making Long Division Interactive (and Dare I Say Fun!)

These long division activities give students hands on practice for long division. Learn how to use play money as manipulatives for hands on practice in centers or intervention groups. Click to read at Shut the Door and Teach. #WithRemainders #4thgrade

Learn more about teaching decimals. Get ideas for anchor charts and games. Click to read on Shut the Door and Teach. #math #upperelementary $ Teaching Decimals, Math Fractions, Dividing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Multiplication, Division Math Games, Fun Math Games, Math Literacy, Maths

How to Have a Decimal War Card Game

Learn more about teaching decimals. Get ideas for anchor charts and games. Click to read on Shut the Door and Teach. #math #upperelementary $

Find out how to teach estimating to any digit using play money. Perfect if you teach fourth grade math. Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, Math Resources, Math Worksheets, Consumer Math, Fourth Grade Math, Third Grade, Play Money, Place Values

Estimating to a Given Place Value with Money

Find out how to teach estimating to any digit using play money. Perfect if you teach fourth grade math.

These worksheets will help your students estimate using numberlines. Perfect for grade. Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, Fun Math Activities, Math Games, Math Classroom, Maths, Fourth Grade Math, Math Numbers, Common Core Math

Estimating on Number Lines

Try this estimating idea for your 5th grade math classroom. Show students how to easily estimate to a given place value. Click to read more on Shut the Door and Teach.

Read this post for tips on teaching kids why we estimate and how to do it! Teaching 5th Grade, Fourth Grade Math, Teaching Tips, Teaching Math, Maths, Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary Math, Math Division, Long Division

Teaching Estimates: The Calculator or the Estimator?

Teaching fourth grade should be fun! Get ideas you and your students will love.