Construction Transformation for Upper Elementary

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38 Ratings
The Friendly Teacher
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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41 pages
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This was a great resource for our construction week. The students got a lot out of the activities and were fully engaged. Thank you!
This is very engaging and the students get so excited to learn. This becomes a memorable day. This is definitely a must have!


Have students become construction workers for a week of science, social studies, math, and reading spy activities for upper elementary! All activities are rigorous, engaging, and upper elementary focused!

You can transform your classroom into a construction themed room or just work on the activities with a construction theme, either way, these high-level activities will keep your students engaged!

How will this help the teacher and student?

Engagement- Students will be engaged the ENTIRE time you are learning about different concepts with a spy theme!

Integrated- All subjects will have lessons relating to mysteries. You will teach math, science, social studies, and reading all with the same theme!

Rigor- These activities are higher level and really make your kids think and work through hard concepts!

Low Prep- Almost all activities are print and go!

What’s Included?


All activities have a teacher guide included for extra instruction.

Literacy Activities

  • 6 Reading Rotation Activities (includes a checklist, a teacher time lesson with a mini reader, QR codes and links for listening to reading, an original close reading story with questions, a poster sheet that goes along with a book, and a sentence building activity!)
  • 2 Mentor Text Lessons (context clues, research, and compare and contrast) with Ada Twist, Scientist, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site & Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
  • Group Project with an option to use technology or to not use technology
  • Two "Fix-It" Sentence activities
  • How-To Writing Project

Math Activities

  • Construction Word Problem Race-All different types of word problems so that students can earn blocks to build a building.
  • Create a building plan- Area and perimeter practice
  • Measuring activity where students measure different construction items to see if they can fit in the truck.
  • "Construct it"- mixed problems for review
  • Build the Site- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division problems in a color
  • Find the Missing Pieces- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

Social Studies Activities

  • History of Construction Research and Timeline
  • What I Want to Be When I Grow Up Research


  • STEM project-Make it Strong
  • STEM project- Build It!

What are others saying?!

Ashleigh B.- "This is awesome!! Super fun and engaging!!!"

Ellen L.- "This resource has everything you need for a fun transformation!"

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I loved the theme of the construction and building, but I wanted something that would not only work with little kids but with the upper elementary crowd too. That is why I created a unit where the students would be engaged, but also learning and practicing higher level skills in all subjects! I hope your kiddos are as engaged as mine are during this week!

Much Love,


The Friendly Teacher

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