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50 Back to School Activities for Elementary Students


However, it’s worth making time for fun student back-to-school activities in your elementary classroom. As an educator, you can use these 50 first day of school games, activities, and printables for elementary students to help your class get to know each other and find things they have in common. This or That? : with your class.

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5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it? What if everything students learn could gain them XP (experience points?)


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Offering Electives to Elementary Students

User Generated Education

Electives are typically chosen based on interests, passions, a need to learn something new, and/or because of future goals. It is not clear to me why elementary students are rarely offered elective courses. I never understood why elementary students aren’t shown the bigger picture of a lesson, unit, or course.

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In elementary classrooms, demand grows for play-based learning

The Hechinger Report

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two third-graders sat on the floor of their classroom and lined up a row of dominoes along the edge of a low-lying table. But it wasn’t indoor recess — play is one of the ways students learn every day in O’Brien’s science and social studies class at Shidler Elementary School. This is an unbalanced force.

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How to Differentiate Instruction in Elementary Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Understandably, kindergarten and elementary teachers need to reach every student where they are on their learning journey, but it isn't always easy. The free differentiation tool to help students level up and learn. The free differentiation tool to help students level up and learn. eSpark is free forever for teachers.

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10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

A few weeks ago, I published a blog titled “ 8 Ideas Designed to Engage Students In Active Learning Online.” ” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners. Below are ten strategies I hope will help elementary teachers to engage their young learners online. #1

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Carnegie Learning Unveils ClearMath Elementary

eSchool News

Pittsburgh, PA – In a groundbreaking move set to revolutionize elementary math education in the post-pandemic era , Carnegie Learning has launched ClearMath Elementary , its first core elementary math solution.