Parts of a Friendly Letter Ideas

When I taught fourth grade, we were departmentalized and I taught writing to all students. Letter writing was one piece of writing that most of my students enjoyed. Here are some ideas for teaching the parts of a friendly letter, along with ten meaningful ways to easily incorporate letter writing into your curriculum! Parts of […]

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Communicating with Light and Sound

When studying light and sound energy, one concept students need to know is how we use light and sound to communicate. I bet you might even do it in your classroom! Do you use a special sound throughout the day to communicate something to your students? For example, do you clap to get their attention […]

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Gingerbread Ornament Craft

I bet you already have everything on hand to make this adorable gingerbread ornament craft.  Just grab a cereal box out of your recycle bin, scissors and a few other supplies and you’re all set! These ornaments are perfect to make if you need a quick, mess-free craft. Materials cereal box or other cardboard food […]

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Gingerbread Writing Center Idea

Here’s a fun gingerbread writing center idea for your classroom this Christmas!  Make a mixture of dark brown sugar, salt and a bit of flour. Have students write letters or words in the mixture using their finger, a pencil or a candy cane! This activity is great for tactile and kinesthetic learners. Materials: pan or plate […]

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Fall Writing Craftivity

Here’s a fall writing craftivity that’s fun and easy to make.  Hang them together to create an adorable bulletin board or hallway display! Materials construction paper (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown) tree template writing template stick glue scissors Directions Print the tree template on brown construction paper. Cut it out and glue it on […]

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Mummy Writing Template

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. Need a quick Halloween craft that’s educational to boot? Use my free mummy writing template to make the easiest, cutest mummies around.  Hang them together with the title, “Wrapped Up in Great Books!” for an adorable Halloween bulletin board.  Watch this […]

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