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Wellness skills are life-long skills that benefit everyone. It's important for students to see these skills in action throughout their days if they are going to build them into their entire lives. We use these skills to teach the wellness curriculum and help our students to self-regulate. Come learn how we do that every day.
When students understand how they make mistakes while calculating math equations, they can begin to prevent making them. We teach our students to analyze errors in math. Come see how we use this strategy to help students deepen their math understanding and grab a free activity you can use in your upper elementary math class. We use this activity with our grade four and grade five math students and all of them benefit from it while working on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Have your students reflect on their year with this digital writing activity that uses Google Slides. Students can think about the people they've spent time with, activities they've done and things they've learned while thinking about the things they would like to do in the future. Come take a look at this digital writing activity!
The Famous Five or Valiant Five were a group of women in Canada who fought for the right to declare women as people instead of property. The Persons Case in 1929 along with information about the five women is included in this simple drama circle which reads like an impromptu Readers' Theatre. Each card signals another student to start reading and acting while teaching students Canadian history at the same time. Come take a look!
Help your students practice counting Canadian bills and coins with this set of task cards. Paper and digital versions are included (even a self-marking Google Forms version too) along with student recording pages and answer keys. There are 72 cards total divided into three decks of different difficulties making it easy to differentiate for your students. These align with the new Alberta curriculum and British Columbia for Grade 3. Come take a look!
Help your students practice counting Canadian bills and coins with this set of worksheets. These printables come in a variety of layouts making it easy to pick and choose the skills your students need. The coins and bills have realistic clip art images just like Canadian money. These align with the new Alberta curriculum and British Columbia for Grade 3. Come take a look!
Do you teach French as a Second Language? We created these activites to help students learn French while learning about Francophone celebrations in Canada like Le festival du voyageur. Students use cognates and near cognates (words that look like English words) to learn about different traditions in this guided activity for Grade 5 and up. Come take a look today!
Do you teach French as a Second Language? We created these activites to help students learn French while learning about Francophone celebrations in Canada like Le carnaval de Quebec. Students use cognates and near cognates to learn about different traditions like tobagganing and building snowmen in this guided activity for Grade 5 and up. Come take a look today!
Do you teach French as a Second Language? We created these activites to help students learn some French while learning about Francophone celebrations in Canada like La cabane à sucre which is the sugaring off of maple syrup in and around Quebec. Students use cognates and near cognates to learn about different traditions in this guided activity for Grade 5 and up. Come take a look today!
Help your students practice place value of decimals with this set of free math task cards. Our sets come with a paper version, Google Slides version and a self-grading Google Forms version. They make differentiation super easy. We'll send them to you for free when you join our email list. You'll get a bi-weekly email with tips, resources and strategies along with access to our resource library full of free lessons for you. Come take a look!
Instead of teaching graphing as a separate unit, have you considered all the ways you can use graphing activities naturally in your classroom. Come read through this list of ways you can teach graphing throughout all the subject areas so that students connect their learning to real-life situations where statistics are relevant. This post includes ideas, worksheets, task cards and methods that will save you time and make learning meaningful.
Do you teach French as a Second Language? We created these activites to help students learn French while learning about Francophone celebrations in Canada like St. Jean Baptiste Day. Students use cognates and near cognates to learn about different traditions in this guided activity for Grade 5 and up. The activites are designed for students who already speak English. Come take a look today!
Introduce your students to probability outcomes using math vocabulary such as more likely, less likely, certain and impossible. These printable worksheets make dfferentiating easy and come in a variety of layouts with lots of room to work. They align with Canadian math outcomes. Come take a look today.
This set includes three different decks of probability task cards so it makes differentiating easy! They focus on using math vocabulary such as more likely, less likely, certain, or impossible and are the perfect way to introduce students to probability outcomes. The cards come a paper version (which can be printed in colour or ink-saving), Google Slides version and Google Forms version (which is self-marking). We've included instructions to use them in your Google Classroom. Come take a look!
Finish up the year with twenty days of writing prompts. This set features June and summer type themes, but there are no holidays included. Each of the days comes with three choices: narrative, expository, persuasive or poetry. Students can write on paper or you can post the digital version using Google Slides. Writing prompts are a great way to help your hesitant writers write every day. Come take a look.
We originally made these recycled cans into adorable Christmas characters as gifts for students' families, but last year we turned them into characters from the books we were reading. They can be created any time of year (even Earth Day). All the instructions to make these in your upper elementary classroom are included so come take a read.
Finish up the year with ten days of writing prompts. Each of the days comes with three choices: narrative, expository, persuasive or poetry. Students can write on paper or you can post the digital version using Google Slides. Writing prompts are a great way to help your hesitant writers write every day. Come take a look.
Spend the last month of the school year reviewing the year with your students with this set of activities that encourage students to draw, write and remember all the good times. Many of the activities can be done digitally as well using Google Slides. Come take a look and celebrate the school year with your students.
We love logic puzzles and our students asked us to create this themed set about ending the school year. Each puzzle can be done on paper or using Google Slides. They are great for problem-solving, critical thinking, reading comprehension and they're just plain fun. Instructions for how to complete puzzles and answer keys are included too. We use these during the last month of school when there are so many interruptions in the regular routines. Come take a look!
Playground games are a great way to spend a recess or a gym class. Most students don't know how to play some of the old playground games we played as children, so these old outdoor games become new again. We've taken a few of our favourites and put them together along with the instructions and ways you can modify them in this blog post. Come give it a read and find something new to do outside or in your physical education class today.
Come see some of the winter classroom activities we do all winter long (and it's always long up here in Canada). We've created winter themed math and language arts. Of course we haven't forgotten about going outside for winter activities and winter lessons. We've even included some winter art projects and a digital escape. You can have so much fun during the winter in your upper elementary classroom with these great indoor and outdoor activities.
Are you teaching classroom chemistry? It's a favourite science unit, but it can be messy. Come read about some of kid-friendly science experiments we use in our classroom along with some tools that will help your students learn about the scientific method. All of the experiments use household materials that are generally easy to find. Come read about these science experiments for kids and boost your classroom chemistry lessons today.
Bring a little Easter fun into your Grade 3 math class with these math review worksheets. They cover a variety of math concepts like number sense, operations, graphing, colouring, and word problems. All 15 pages come with answer keys so your students can even self-mark their own work. We use these math worksheets for review, practice, or assessment. Best of all they are designed for Canadian math notation and measurements! Come take a look.