7 End of Year Countdown Ideas - balloon pop and more for 3rd, 4th, and 4th grade students

End of School Year Countdown Ideas – Balloon Pop and More

End of school year countdowns can be a fun way for both teachers and students to celebrate the school year.  (Although, if you’re anything like me, you probably started counting down the days until summer as soon as Spring break was over!) Some 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers want to go all out, while others have had such a …

Build a Positive 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade Classroom Community with These 33 Questions for Morning Meetings or Discussion

33 Discussion Questions to Help Create a Positive Classroom Environment

As teachers, you already know the value of building a positive classroom environment – but that’s easier said than done. One of the easiest ways to promote a safe setting in your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom is to help students connect with each other.  When students realize how much they have in common with each other, they are …

Use this All About Me Bag Activity with a free printable as a fun way to get to know students the first days of school

All About Me Bag Activity Ideas and Instructions

One of the main priorities for those first days of schools is to get to know your students, and for your students to get to know each other.  Letting your upper elementary students create and share an “All About Me Bag” is a cheap, low prep way to do this.What is an “All About Me Bag?”An “All About Me Bag” …