Why Do Genius Hour in Elementary School?

What is Genius Hour? HAVE YOU BEEN INTERESTED IN HOSTING A GENIUS HOUR IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? LOOKING FOR A FANTASTIC INQUIRY BASED PROGRAM WHERE STUDENTS FOCUS ON THE PROJECT OF THEIR CHOICE? THIS MODEL WAS CREATED BY LARGE TECH COMPANIES (LIKE GOOGLE), WHO ALLOW THEIR WORKERS TO USE 20% […]

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Teaching Fractions with Candy

Imagine you are looking for the perfect fraction manipulatives. Now imagine your students are having a party or have candy in front of them. NOW, combine the two. These are great activities for teaching fractions year round, but especially perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any school party! And you can eat the candy afterwards […]

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Free 5th Grade Math Activities

These are my top free 5th grade math activities. If you are looking for math for 5th grade, on a budget, you’re at the right spot! If you are looking to try project based learning, free math mystery games, Project Based Learning Activity This free project based learning activity area and perimeter. Students love project […]

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5th Grade Graduation Ideas

5th grade graduation is a huge milestone for families and your students. As a 5th grade teacher, our students transition to middle school is a fun (and sometimes emotional) event! It’s so important to make this elementary school graduation special, so how will you plan it? Work with the other 5th grade teachers to develop […]

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Climate change for kids

Global warming – it’s a tricky subject to tackle, but it such an important matter to discuss with your students. When do we start introducing environmental resources for school? How do we teach climate change for kids? What if the parents disagree with global warming lessons? These are all very real questions we need to […]

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Plan A Vacation Math Project

If you have not used project based learning yet, start now with this easy to use plan a vacation project. You can find the entire end of the year PBL here. It’s especially great for end of the year math projects when you are busy with other tasks, such as planning a 5th grade graduation. […]

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What To Do If You Have A Bad Principal

If you feel like you have a terrible principal, I’ve been there. When doing their job properly, principals can change the dynamic of a school. A good leader encourages their employees to be their best, pushing everyone to their highest levels of success. He or she creates a negative school environment, and often times the […]

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Teacher Self Care Ideas for Summer

Teacher burnout is a huge problem, and keeping a regular practice of self care can help prevent it. I wanted to share a fun summer teacher bingo game with you to help!! During the summer, you should NOT be thinking about school or teaching, but using this time to unwind and beat teacher fatigue. However, […]

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Free Thoughtful Gifts For Teacher Appreciation

Looking for a free way to thank a teacher? Here is a free teacher appreciation gift that are thoughtful and teachers LOVE. This present is great for end of the year, teacher appreciation week, or anytime staff might need a morale boost! If you are looking for other end of the year ideas, check out […]

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