Struggling to find challenging vocabulary practice for your upper elementary students? These vocabulary activities are the perfect upper elementary word work to use with any word list. Students will love choosing a new vocabulary activity each day to practice their vocabulary words.With these no-prep vocabulary activities, just print, laminate, and place in your Word Work center for easy student instructions. Students then complete the vocabulary activities or create their own vocabulary graphic
Do your students have trouble writing complete sentences? Do they write in fragments and run-ons? Sentence Go Round is a simple and fun cooperative learning strategy to teach students how to write longer, more complex sentences. It starts with a short review of sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and complete sentences that includes a sentence sorting activity. Then students work with a team to expand short, basic sentences into longer, more interesting sentences. Black and white versions of t
**This resource is a DISCOUNTED BUNDLE of my 4 Math Puzzler Card Sets. They can be purchased individually as -Math Puzzlers Set #1 - 2 Shape Equations , Math Puzzlers Set #2 - 3 Shape Equations, Math Puzzlers Set #3 - Number Jars, and Math Puzzlers Set #4 - Math Squares**So often it seems that finding just-right resources for all of our learners is a full time job, especially for my highest group of mathematicians. These are the friends that are working a grade-level (or two) above 1st grade and
Do you have fast finishers who need enrichment activities? Your early finishers will LOVE choosing their own independent tasks to get their name on your Wall of Fame! It's the perfect self led free time activity that you will use every year with huge success!Mastery Club was one of my most powerful tools to provide challenges for early finishers. Classroom management was a breeze because students liked the freedom to choose what and when they wanted to learn. Mastery Club is THE best set of fa
Math Project Based Learning, Math Enrichment & ChallengeThis math PBL project will have your students practicing real-world math applications while having a BLAST! This project based learning task is a great extension and enrichment activity for your early finishers. It allows them to act as a zookeeper building a brand new zoo in their town. They must make several decisions about the zoo, practicing several common core math standards along the way. Students will love acting as a zookeeper,
This Genius Hour activity pack is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. Teaching can be overwhelming with all the planning that you have to do. This Genius Hour activity will save you time and headaches as you plan and begin to implement this activity in your classroom. You can use this for passion projects or even enrichment for those high level students in your classroom too!This amazing Genius Hour resource includes:-Genius Hour Teacher Tips to help get you started-A slides
Add PIZZAZZ to your poetry unit!
This resource includes 78 printable pages that can be used to launch poetry centers in your classroom as each skill/strategy is introduced through a mini-lesson. The centers are designed to reteach and reinforce. ALSO...the resources could also easily be adapted to use with your whole class as a guided activity!
If applicable, most of the direction sheets match up with recording sheets for reflection. Each center was created to address the Common Core Standard
Now includes PAPERLESS Google Slides Hop Scotch coding! Students can build and act out their own their own codes in either a slideshow format or a board format! Perfect for Distance Learning!Love Hop Scotch Coding?! Save BIG with the Bundle! Check out my other special editions!Hop Scotch Coding Dance PartyBasic Facts Hop Scotch CodingSpelling Hop Scotch CodingHalloween Hop Scotch CodingThanksgiving Hop Scotch CodingHoliday/Winter Hop Scotch CodingValentines Day Hop Scotch CodingSt. Patrick's Day
Also includes a STEAM version and Editable labels and task card templates!Outdoor Discovery STEM Bins® and STEAM Bins are natural engineering centers that are ideal for outdoor classrooms, outdoor learning centers, or occasional outdoor excursions. They are also a creative and developmentally appropriate form of natural engineering for elementary students. Listed materials for each Outdoor Discovery STEM Bin are found in nature or at craft stores such as Hobby Lobby. Many flooring stores or r
This is a set of 5 themed STEM challenges (or STEAM challenges) centered around the story of a shipwrecked traveler stranded on a deserted island. After watching the introductory “movie trailer” and hearing the story of the shipwreck, students will read 5 of his diary entries. Each entry will challenge them to design and build something to help him survive and get back to civilization:Includes 5 separate challenges:Island Architect: Construct A Hut Crocodile Crossing: Build A BridgeMessage In A
Are you looking to do Genius Hour in elementary? This packet has all of the teaching materials and plans, student worksheets, and caregiver letters to make sure that your Genius Hour is one of the best things you do all year in second, third, or fourth grade. Genius Hour in the lower grades can be a lot of work if you are unprepared, but this packet makes it simple! What's included in this Genius Hour planning pack? For Teachers: What is Genius Hour? A brief overview of Genius Hour and its pur
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, Relationships Over Time, Details, Unanswered Questions, Across Disciplines, and Multiple Perspectives. You will appreciate the versatility of these task cards; they can be used with almost any text (novels,
Do your students love STEM and fairy tales? This collection is for you! This pack includes 10 building and engineering projects based on a fairy tale themed problems. Students will build a parachute to help Jack escape the giant and construct a toothpick house for the Three Little Pigs. Eight other exciting and creative tasks! Pictures included!
Great for use in a STEM or gifted classroom.
For each activity, students will build or create a structure using everyday household or classroom items
Would Your Rather Questions: FREEHere are 20 fun Would You Rather Questions just for kids. These are great to use when you have a few extra minutes.Get 180 more questions here:200 Would You Rather Questions,
Early Finishers MEGA PACK (150 Printables for First Grade Enrichment!)Need something to challenge your gifted and talented students who finish early? Are they always crying out for enrichment and saying, "I'm Done, Now What?" If so, then this packet of 150 printable activities is perfect for your classroom! The work is split into MATH (NUMBER AND OPERATIONS), MATH (MEASUREMENT, DATA & GEOMETRY), LANGUAGE ARTS, WRITING, CREATIVE THINKING and FUN STUFF. A cover page is included if you wish to
Can you create a chair that can hold a stuffed animal using only paper and tape?
Materials: (per pair or group)
One roll of masking tape
Stuffed animal (small to medium sized)
This packet contains all the information you need to make this a great engineering activity in your classroom! Lab sheets, student and teacher instructions, and challenge signs are all included! Using simple and cheap materials, you can engage your students in the engineering process
**BEST SELLER!** Winter STEM / Snowflake STEM activities! Create a variety of snowflakes with these 3 STEM engaging challenges. For these challenges, the only material that is necessary is plain paper. This is a great companion activity if you are reading about Snowflake Bentley (Wilson Bentley).Please note - some of these activities can be a bit of a challenge for grade 3 students (8-9 years old). They may need a bit more support (if you have parent helpers available or can do this with an uppe
Challenge your students to improve their higher-order thinking skills with these mystery theme grid logic puzzles! There are 5 logic puzzles included: 1. Museum Mishaps, 2. Pet Mess, 3. Mystery Books, 4. Mystery Theater and 5. Hot on the Trail. Each puzzle includes a story and 5 clues or less. Each comes in color and black and white and includes an answer key. These are a great way to challenge students to work on skills such as deductive reasoning, critical thinking, making inferences, process
STEM Teaching Tools for Elementary Students**UPDATED! NOW INCLUDES BOTH STEM AND STEAM TEACHING TOOLS AND TWO NEW PLANNING ORGANIZERS!***This package contains a variety of teaching tools to introduce and guide the STEM process with elementary students. Organizers are simple, concise, and developmentally appropriate, even for early childhood students. Use with interactive notebooks, STEM journals, or on their own. Students can complete activities independently, with partners, or during whole cla
Use these 24 Comma Task Cards for extra comma practice. Each card includes a specific comma rule, an example, and a short activity, which can be done on notebook paper. These cards are meant to be used as enrichment for concepts that have already been taught.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What's included?24 Task Cards- Color24 Task Cards- BlacklineGoogle Slides ActivityEasel ActivityPosters- ColorPosters- Black & WhitePosters- Coloring PagesReference Cards- ColorRefe
How fast can your team build a realistic spider web using one container of dental floss?
Materials: (per group)
One container of dental floss
Sheet of black paper (use as a work mat)
This packet contains all the information you need to make this a great engineering activity in your classroom! Lab sheets, student and teacher instructions, and challenge signs are all included! Using simple and cheap materials, you can engage your students in the engine
Have you been wanting to start a Makerspace in your classroom but haven't been sure where to start? Look no further!A Makerspace is an area of the classroom or common media space that is reserved for creative exploration, engineering, tinkering, and inventing. In a Makerspace, children have opportunities to discover, assemble, construct, test, and explore using divergent, “outside the box” thinking. A Makerspace can be used during whole class Maker challenges, incorporated as a center, or acce
Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards (print or digital) has a different creative and/or critical thinking activity. They will help your students to grow their lateral and higher level thinking skills and are great for fast finishers as well as GAT students. PRINT VERSION: 150 Task Cards (Color)150 Task Cards (Black & White)4 Create Your Own Task Card Templates (Color)4 Create Your Own Task Card Templates (Black & White)Card Check Off SheetStudent Recording Sheet25 Randomized Tic-Tac-Toe B
Classroom Campout Math Activities - End of the Year Math Project Based LearningThis camping theme project will have your students practicing real-world math applications while having a BLAST! It's also perfect for an end of the year camping week and math review. This project based learning task is a great extension and enrichment activity for your early finishers. This project allows them to take a camping trip with their best friend for the weekend. They must make several decisions about their