Upper Elementary Resources
A collection of all things upper elementary - lessons, ideas, tips, hacks, games, centers, worksheets, and activities to help organize and make learning…
The Owl Teacher
How to Use Flipbooks in Your Upper Elementary Classroom
Using flipbooks in your upper elementary classroom has several benefits. Using flipbooks is a great way for students to organize their notes and use them to review for assessments or to look back on during readers workshop or writers workshop as a reference tool. In this post, I share how upper elementary students can use my figurative language flipbook or nonfiction flipbook to help them prepare for tests and learn language arts skills and vocabulary. They are also great for digital learning.
Teaching Pollution in Elementary for Earth Day and any Natural Resources Unit
Every Earth Day, I teach about Freddie the Fish. We use water pollution to help students understand more about the effects humans have on the environment. This free resource doesn't have to be an Earth Day one, it's perfect for any natural resources or environment unit! Read this blog post to learn more about how I taught pollution in an engaging environmental science activity!
Teaching Area with Applied Math Activities in the Elementary Classroom
Are you looking for a way to jazz up teaching area in the classroom? Check out this post where I talk about a math activity that you can do that uses applied math that not only engages students with the concept of area, but also makes it easy to learn! Click through to gain some ideas for teaching area in the elementary classroom!
Reporting Behavior in the Elementary Classroom to help with your Classroom Management
Classroom management is an important skill that teachers everywhere needs to master. Even with excellent classroom management, there's the task of reporting behavior! This blog post talks about ways that you can communicate behavior of students and it provides freebies that you'll definitely want to check out. Click through to learn more.
14 Morning Work Ideas for Upper Elementary
Wondering what you should have your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students do in the mornings as you complete all your morning tasks? Check out these 14 morning work ideas / bell ringer ideas for inspiration for your own upper elementary classroom! Have a morning work plan before heading back to school.
Ecosystem and Biomes Scavenger Hunt Science Activity for Elementary
Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt? Check out this ecosystem and biomes activity where students explore various types of ecosystems around the world and move around the classroom on a scavenger hunt! This activity is engaging and a fun way to learn this important science concept! Click through to learn more!
Elapsed Time Guided Math Workshop Lesson Plan Unit for Third Grade
Elapsed time can be a hard concept for many elementary students, but it doesn't have to be. Check out this elapsed time guided math workshop unit that is complete with everything you need to teach your time math unit. It has lesson plans, math centers, math worksheets, math games, and so much more! It also includes a digital version as well! Your students will not only learn elapsed time, they'll also be engaged!
10 Different Timelines for Social Studies or Reading
We all have to teach about events in time at some point. Teaching timelines are common in reading and social studies. Why not have fun with these 10 different engaging timelines that are sure to excite your students as they explore events in time! This blog post is perfect for teaching about life events, inventors, history, and so much more! Read about it by clicking through.
MTM: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Common Core Reading suggests exploring traditional literature such as folktales- so why not check out this mentor text? It's perfect for teaching about character traits and sequencing events! There's so much to this book- you've got to check out these other reading ideas!
10 Ecosystem Project Ideas for an Engaging Elementary Classroom
Are you looking for some way to teach ecosystems? Perhaps you are looking for something new to do with ecosystems other than a biome diorama? That's great because this blog post has you covered! It has 10 ecosystem project ideas to help you lesson plan for science and engage your students as they learn! Check it out by clicking through.
Ecosystems & Biomes Project Accordion Craft
Are you looking for an ecosystem project that is engaging and helps your students learn about the different biomes of the world? Check out this Ecosystem/Biome Accordion Craftivity! It includes reading passages and everything you need to help your students create this engaging science craft. Click through to learn more.
How I Organize My Literacy Block - Teaching with a Mountain View
Literacy and language arts is one of the most crucial times of the school day. Not only are we focusing on reading and writing skills during our literacy time, but we should also be growing our students’ content knowledge, confidence as readers, and encouraging a love of reading. Take a peek at how I organize upper elementary ELA for the year to make the most of this vital time.
5 Classroom Games for Reviewing Any Content Area in Elementary
Games in the classroom? Yeah, why not! Classroom games are a great way to help students practice and review concepts that they have been learning and to keep them engaged! This blog post talks about 5 games that you can use in your elementary classroom that your students will love to help them review! Click through to learn more!
Area and Perimeter Project Based Learning Math Activity
Are you looking for a fun way to explore estimating area and perimeter? Check out this project based learning activity that's perfect for your elementary math classroom! In this applied math resource, students move furniture around to design their own house and then use critical thinking to determine the area of the remaining space. It's a hit that will definitely engage your students and help them practice those important measurement skills!
Ecosystem Review Hanger (Hanging Display)
Discover the various ecosystems around the world with this cute ecosystem display hanger! It's quick to assemble and a great way to review with your students. In these hangers, students illustrate or glue in the corresponding image to the description card. Then they write facts or other important information in the description card and glue them together to form an accordion-like display.
Teach Genetics with Jelly Beans
Teach genetics to your students to help them learn about how traits get passed down from parents to their offspring. This fun demonstration that uses jelly beans provides an engaging and concrete way for students to learn this information. Click through to read how to do the experiment and to get a freebie!
Eating Bugs Nonfiction Reading Passages
These high interest, engaging Eating Bugs reading passages provides your students with text-dependent questions and helps them practice essential reading comprehension skills, such as summarizing, main idea, inferring, answering questions, and so much more!
Density & Matter Physical Science Craftivity
Engage your students and help them understand the difficult concept of density with this science craftivity. It is the perfect way to help students learn and retain the concepts of density in an engaging and interactive way!