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from Teach Outside the Box

Setting the Stage for STEM

I am often asked how to get started with STEM in the elementary classroom, and the beginning of the school year is the perfect time to dive in headfirst!  As soon as those daily procedures and routines and taught, practiced, and reinforced during the first few weeks, a STEM challenge is a wonderful way to …

from Line upon Line Learning

Newsletter! and Math Freebie

Ideas to help the teacher, homeschool parent, or afterschool parent along the life-long education journey.

JOKES AND RIDDLES~ Why they have a place in the classroom and how they help students learn. Scroll down for a long list of jokes broken down by type. Interesting and entertaining!

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Algebra Enrichment Projects For Upper Elementary, + Vocabulary Handout

No-prep, 5th Algebra Enrichment Projects for Upper Elementary Students Nine fun projects that range from creating an algebra rebus to designing a "Wanted" Algebra poster. Students love these projects that are perfect for early finishers, advanced learners or whole class fun! Great math/writing connections! Vocabulary handout included. Print and go enrichment!$

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Multiplication Interactive Notebook

Multiplication Interactive Notebook. Simple foldables and lots of ways to differentiate. Perfect for teaching, practicing and assessing the foundations of multiplication.

from Today's Parent

8 crafts to make with toilet paper rolls

Toilet Paper Roll Marble Run - I did a teamwork activity once where each person had a tube and you had to keep the marble rolling for 3 minutes as a team, only using the tube. I always wanted to do it at school, but couldn't figure out where to get tubes - duh!

from Byrdseed.com

Prime Number Explorations

Students learn about prime numbers early in their careers, but the true, quirky nature of these numbers isn't really explored unless kids go on to become math majors. Here are three fun prime explorations suitable for even young students.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Long Ago Experiment: Let's Make Butter

If you're studying about life long ago, this experiment is perfect for your kiddos. Watch students' amazement as they make their own butter in this activity. This is also a perfect activity to do around Thanksgiving time. This download includes a student recording sheet, an answer sheet (with experiment directions) and a parent letter home if you prefer to request the supplies needed.