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Getting through those last few weeks of school can be challenging. Students are ready to be done and teachers are just as ready for a (much needed) break. Incorporating fun end of year celebration activities into those weeks can be a lifesaver (and work really as behavior incentives)! Here are a few of my favorite end of year celebration ideas that work really well with ... Read More

The end of the year and making solar ovens seem to go hand and hand. The sun is shining, students are excited for summer break, and we need to pull out the stops to keep them engaged and learning. Enter...the solar oven project! This post will share the materials and directions to have your students make their own solar oven projects, including lots of free printables to ... Read More

Graduation season is upon us and with it comes the quest for graduation song ideas. From the sentimental to the upbeat, graduation songs for kids can cement memories and remind students of how much they’ve accomplished. Here are 20 popular graduation songs for elementary school ceremonies! For more ideas for graduation ceremonies for 5th graders, click here to see our ... Read More

STEM challenges that involve few supplies and encourage lots of creativity are my favorite to incorporate into the classroom. This paper clip STEM challenge fits those characteristics perfectly! It also works well as an independent, partner, or team challenge. This post breaks down the steps for implementing this simple STEM activity into your classroom (with FREE ... Read More

Even upper elementary students love read alouds, and especially at the end of the year. The end of the year is a great time to read short picture books as most of the time your novels or class read alouds have been wrapped up. This post will share three of my favorite end of the year read alouds for 3rd-5th graders (with free printable activities). Note: Depending on ... Read More

One of my favorite end of the year activities is definitely making ice cream in a bag. This student-approved end of year activity can also double as an end of the year celebration. And, use the FREE reading passage included in the download to integrate this into literacy, making this activity admin approved as well! Ice Cream in a Bag - Materials Needed Amount ... Read More

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Welcome friends! I’m Jennifer Findley: a teacher, mother, and avid reader. I believe that with the right resources, mindset, and strategies, all students can achieve at high levels and learn to love learning. My goal is to provide resources and strategies to inspire you and help make this belief a reality for your students. Learn more about me.