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5 Easy Activities for Teaching Angle Measurement

Teaching angle measurement can be a challenging task for educators and students alike. It is crucial to find innovative and engaging ways to help students understand this important mathematical concept. In this blog post, we will explore five activities that can make teaching angle measurement both enjoyable and effective. Guided

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7 Best Books for Valentine’s Day Read Alouds in Upper Elementary

Valentine’s Day read alouds are the perfect way to celebrate love and/or friendship with your students especially during the month of February. Picture books not only spark imagination but also promote empathy, kindness, and understanding. In this blog post, we will explore ten of the best Valentine’s Day picture books

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5 Tips for Helping Struggling Readers

Helping struggling readers is crucial in ensuring their academic success and building their confidence. Reading proficiency is a vital skill that lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning. However, many individuals face difficulties in reading, which can hinder their progress. As parents, teachers, and caregivers, it is our responsibility

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Teaching Making Connections in Reading to Elementary Students

When teaching making connections in reading, we need to remember that reading is not just about decoding words; it’s about making meaningful connections between the text and the reader’s experiences, knowledge, and the world around them. When students learn to make connections while reading, they actively engage with the material,

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7 Tips for Effectively Teaching Simplifying Fractions

While fractions are a fundamental concept in mathematics, teaching simplifying fractions can sometimes be a challenging task. In this blog post, we will explore effective strategies and tips to engage and support students as they learn to simplify fractions, ensuring a solid foundation for their mathematical journey. Understanding the Concept

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5 Best Activities for Teaching Measurement Conversions

Teaching measurement conversions can often be a challenging task. Many students struggle with converting between different units of measurement, leading to confusion and errors in their calculations. However, by incorporating engaging and hands-on activities into your lesson plan, you can make this topic more approachable and enjoyable for students. In

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5 Best Activities for Teaching Perimeter and Area

Teaching perimeter and area is an essential part of building this foundation, as it helps students develop spatial reasoning skills and understand the relationship between length, width, and size. To make this learning process more enjoyable and engaging, educators can incorporate a variety of hands-on activities. In this blog post,

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5 Top Benefits of Reading Aloud in the Classroom

This week I’m here to tell you, there are benefits of reading aloud in the classroom. In the busy daily routines of an upper elementary classroom, we may think that we don’t have enough time to read aloud to our students, but we need to make it a priority. This

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5 best hands-on activities for introducing fractions to third graders

5 Best Hands-On Activities for Introducing Fractions to Third Graders

In elementary education, introducing fractions to third graders marks a crucial juncture where abstract concepts begin to take tangible form. In this blog post, we will look at a systematic approach to fostering a deep understanding of fractions among young learners. Picture a classroom transformed into a dynamic space where

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3 Best Real-World Activities for Teaching Decimals Using Money

Teaching decimals using money as a practical and relatable tool is a fundamental approach that empowers students with valuable mathematical knowledge. Engaging in real-world applications can make all the difference in understanding decimals. By incorporating money into the learning process, educators can provide students with tangible experiences that enhance their

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6 Tips and Tricks for Successful Upper Elementary Literacy Centers

Upper elementary literacy centers are a powerful way to promote student engagement and learning. These centers provide opportunities for students to practice essential reading and writing skills in a fun and interactive manner. However, teachers must design and manage literacy centers thoughtfully to ensure that they are truly effective. In

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