Year 5&6

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Butterfly Fractions: an Easily Remembered Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Fractions Using Cross Multiplication

A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when…

WOW! This first week back was a little crazy. I enjoyed my break and didn't step foot in my classroom until Tuesday morning. That meant we had to do a little organizing, cleaning, and catching up. The best part was using shaving cream to clean our desks and review our diagraphs {ch, sh, th, wh}. I read them Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, which was really great at explaining to them what a resolution was. Then, we wrote New Year's goals and made these super cute New Year's Kids. …

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Show, Don't Tell: A Writing Minilesson! This blog post focuses on teaching students to write showing sentences instead of telling sentences. It includes an anchor chart and a FREE Bingo game!

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature! These tasks cards allow students to deeply analyze any fiction reading material through 11 topics of critical thinking: Big Ideas, Rules, Trends, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Ethics, Relatio...

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Classroom Place Value Chart {Freebie!}

Multi-digit multiplication is a difficult concept to teach. Long gone are the days where we teach one method, such as long multiplication, and just *hope* that all of our students catch on and can use

Last week we wrapped up our unit on area and perimeter. Let me just say that it was a breath of fresh air after struggling through elapsed time. I think by this point we ALL needed an easier topic to tackle. … I know I sure did! Luckily enough, area and perimeter was the next concept on our pacing guides. I knew this topic tends to come easier for 3rd graders. These are also skills that kids enjoy learning about and lends itself BEAUTIFULLY to hands-on learning. So that’s exactly what we…

Hollywood Theme Classroom | My Hollywood themed classroom display

Classroom tips, teaching ideas and resources for the primary, or lower elementary classroom | STEM, Science, and Music, as well as ELA and Math |

Fact fluency is a big part of math in first grade. You may be thinking, "How in the world am I going to teach these kiddos ALL these facts w...