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How Can I Help My Child Academically at Home During COVID-19 Crisis?

This is a scary and unpredictable time for all of us-period. Parents are now faced with something they have…

Why I Love Using Google Classroom in Fifth Grade

Google Classroom has been a game-changer in fifth grade. I taught first grade for eight years and this is…

Creating Believable Characters with Your Students

Creating believable characters in narrative fiction is often a struggle even for adults. When trying to teach this to…

How to Teach Making Inferences to Upper Elementary Students

Making Inferences is often one of those skills that students either understand instantly, or they struggle with. Sometimes students…

6 Ways to Improve Parent-Teacher Communication

Most teachers when asked, say that parent-teacher communication is one of their weaknesses. It is not that they try…

How to Stay Organized in Upper Elementary

The grading is longer and more intense. The attitudes have officially peaked. How are we expected to get anything…

5 Things to Avoid When Teaching Writing

Teaching writing all day in a departmentalized model comes with its challenges. When focusing on planning for a writing…

7 Writing Ideas for the First Week of School

This post contains an affiliate link The first week of school is usually a blur. We are all settling into…

8 Creative Ways to Keep Children Writing in the Summer

How to Keep Students Writing in the Summer This post contains an affiliate link Summer is filled with beach…