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### 3rd Grade Fraction Activities for 2022

Before I share the 3rd grade fraction activities I created, let me share something: having taught fractions to 3rd graders for many years, I know how challenging the concept can be. I had used a couple different math curriculums over the years. They all lacked in several important (and in

### Jungle Safari Classroom Theme Ideas for Elementary Teachers in 2022

A jungle or safari classroom theme helps you create an adventure-filled learning environment! Teachers love this theme because it helps create a classroom that can be described as fun and exciting. This theme works well for both lower and upper elementary classroom decor. Learn more about a jungle classroom theme

### How to Teach Rounding (3.NBT.A.1 & 4.NBT.A.3) in October 2022

If you are looking for ideas for how to teach rounding, then you found the right place! Rounding numbers is a math skill that can feel like it is easy to teach. Simply train you students how to circle a number, underline another, apply a rule, etc. Heck, I’ve even

### HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU WILL HAVE A SNOW DAY

Today’s post won’t help you organize or manage your classroom.  And, I apologize, but it will be of no use to all you Southern folks.  But for those of you who live in the colder regions and know all about what it is like to do the snow dance, stalk

### Class Memories Activity: Celebrate Students Success’ at the End of the School Year in 2022

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? I set a few goals for the New Year because I always love a fresh start, but I’ve learned from experience to make them small and achievable. Plus, as a teacher I always view the “real” New Year to be at the start

### A Tip for Keeping Track of the End of the Tape {Clever Tips for Teachers #1 – Classroom Organization and Management}

There are so many uses for tape in the classroom, but finding the end can be a hassle. A simple solution is to slide a paperclip onto the end of a roll of duct tape, masking tape or electrical tape to always make it quick and easy to find the

### HOW TO ORGANIZE ZIPLOC BAGS in the CLASSROOM

Do you use Ziploc Bags in your classroom? I. LOVE. ZIPLOC. BAGS. They have so many useful applications in the classroom, but there is a problem that comes with them: How do I organize ziploc bags in a systematic way that saves me time and money? Read below to learn

### HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR TEACHER MEETING NOTES (Paper Organization Series)

As you know, teachers teach. Teachers inspire. Teachers touch the future. And teachers go to meetings. Lots and lots and lots of meetings. These meetings all have different purposes. Sometimes you listen. Sometimes you contribute. Sometimes you leave with a list of things to do. Sometimes important information is shared.

### HOW TO TEACH ROUNDING

Have you ever looked online for ideas for teaching rounding?  I was recently creating a Pinboard specific to rounding to help teachers with the concept. A quick google search delivered an abundance of images of anchor charts with “tricks” for rounding. You’ll find lots of catchy phrases like, “5-9 climb

### Kicking Off Multiplication

One of my favorite parts of being a third grade teacher is teaching multiplication. Mainly because their excitement level is through the roof. This week as part of my MATH Workshop (see here to read more about how I teach math), the students worked on THINGS THAT COME IN GROUPS.

### HOW TO MAKE A NO-SEW APRON FOR TEACHERS

Teachers like you are always on the move. On any given day, you may find yourself shuffling around the classroom helping students with a science experiment, joining a group of kids who are sitting on the floor working on a project and pulling select learners to work with you for