Excitement is contagious! After the past year and a half, we need to be excited about the little things more than ever. Imagine bringing your students in from recess. Students are talking excitedly, faces eager, lined up with that forward lean as if you’re about to host the world’s best birthday party for them all.
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In the beginning of year, getting to know everyone is super exciting, students are well-behaved, and eager to learn. This “honeymoon phase” does wear off and then the real work begins. The sooner you get to know your students, the sooner you will be able to start planning with their needs in mind. Many 3rd
The topic of measurement in 3rd grade is an opportunity for such great, hands-on, real-world learning! Students move from an understanding of measuring length in metric and linear units in 2nd grade to telling and measuring intervals of time, measuring perimeter and area, and measuring weight and volume. This robust unit (part of the 3rd
Ease in to 5th grade with hands-on math activities to motivate and excite your students. Start the year with a Growth Mindset as you help students set goals, tackle challenges head-on, and embrace the struggle that comes with learning new skills. These activities are perfect for incoming fifth graders. Throughout your math block, discuss what
Preparing for a new school year is like drinking too much coffee. There’s a buzz of excitement, anticipation, energy, focus, and even some jitters. There is so much possibility and potential for the year. It’s exciting to organize, prepare, and plan for the first days. In fourth grade, I like to start out with building
Here’s a bundle of back-to-school activities to help you start your year teaching 3rd grade. For the first few weeks, I always focus on routines and expectations. This helps set the rhythm for the year. While students practice the procedures of moving through math centers, I need something that’s engaging, but not too challenging. My