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Word work is an effective way to help students practice and work with words in engaging ways. But it can be difficult to find engaging and rigorous word work activities for 4th and 5th graders. Rainbow words and writing words in sentences are not the most exciting (or rigorous) ways to work with words. This post will share more details about what word work is, why it is ... Read More

In today's digital age, it is more important than ever for students to be able to read and write effectively online. One way to help students improve their digital literacy skills AND engage them in reading is through digital reading centers. This post will dive into what digital reading centers are, ways to use them in your classroom, and share a free set of centers for ... Read More

When learning new math skills, it is important for students to develop a strong understanding of the math vocabulary. This blog post will share free 5th grade math vocabulary posters that can be used in your classroom. These posters will help students learn and remember key terms related to fifth grade math skills. 📚Want reading posters? Click here to grab free reading ... Read More

Do your students seem to always need a review of the four main parts of speech before you can dive into grade level grammar skills? This post will share some free parts of speech activities that you can use to help give your students practice while they review nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. About the Parts of Speech Choice Boards Choice boards are always ... Read More

Are you teaching magnets and magnetic properties and want to up your students' engagement and excitement? Try this magnetic slime science activity! This is a perfect small group science demonstration to engage your students AND enhance their science skills (especially when you use the free reading printable included with this post). Want to see more science ... Read More

Do you need fun writing activities to keep your students engaged and writing during the holiday seasons? Or maybe you just want a new engaging way to help your students practice their writing skills. Either way, "finish-the-story" writing prompts are a great option! This post will offer tips for using these types of writing prompts and a way to get 22 total FREE writing ... 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.