Tips for stocking your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom library with quality literature without breaking the bank

How to Stock Your Classroom Library with Quality Literature – on a Teacher’s Salary

Written by guest blogger Cindy Koopmans It can be a challenge to stock your classroom library with quality literature, especially if you are living on a teacher’s salary – with no additional side hustle or supportive spouse and no one is offering to give you money to buy books.   I’ve been in your shoes and here is how you solve …

11 high-impact word wall ideas to help you use your classroom wall space wisely in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Word Wall Ideas for Upper Elementary

By the time students enter 3rd grade, they have most likely had four years of alphabetized word walls designed to help them learn their sight words.  While this word wall idea is useful for primary students, upper elementary students don’t benefit as much from this type of word wall. Ideally, by upper elementary – and especially 4th and 5th grade …