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Celebrate Your Students with End of the Year Awards

Celebrate Your Students with End of the Year Awards

The end of the school year is always so fun with celebrations of learning and student growth. Many teachers celebrate students with end of the year awards, which are fun and exciting - for the first few years of school... Until you get to 4th or 5th grade and receive...

How to Create a Learning Objectives Display in Elementary

How to Create a Learning Objectives Display in Elementary

Learning objectives play an important role in every classroom. They guide what we teach and what the students' learning outcome is. Most administrators require that we have current learning objectives displayed in our classrooms. For teachers, everything revolves...

How to Effectively Run Student Led Conferences

How to Effectively Run Student Led Conferences

When I moved to North Carolina and began teaching 5th grade, I was introduced to student led conferences. I quickly fell in love. It can be hard when your school requires you to hold a conference for every student. The time it takes for one conference makes for long...

10 Classroom Management Tips for Upper Elementary

10 Classroom Management Tips for Upper Elementary

Some years you get an easy class - one that allows you to actually do your job effectively and reminds you of why you went into teaching. Other years, you may have a class that makes you wonder if you'll make it through the whole year without losing your mind. I've...

My DIY Discbound Teacher Planner and Free Printable Bookmarks

My DIY Discbound Teacher Planner and Free Printable Bookmarks

At the beginning of June, I moved from Utah to North Carolina. I will be teaching 5th grade in a year round school and have Meet the Teacher night on June 28th! I got a jump on updates for my teacher planners early this year (thank goodness) and finished them in...

How to Use ClassDojo for Behavior Management in Upper Elementary

How to Use ClassDojo for Behavior Management in Upper Elementary

Older kids like recognition, too! ClassDojo is an easy and fun way to track your students' positive and negative behaviors. You can even invite their parents to view their child's progress. Learn all about how I used ClassDojo in my 4th grade classroom and how it was...

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