Learning about different parts and periods of the world is fascinating! There are so many beautiful artifacts to explore while learning about other cultures. Additionally, it is incredible to see how societies adapted to various events happening on our planet. However, students often need an extra incentive to stay focused.
6th grade is a hard age to teach! Students are between not wanting to admit they need help but not quite ready to work independently. So, they need classroom materials that allow them to receive instruction but show their knowledge through exciting lessons. Honestly, this blend can make teaching the
Students often have a favorite subject. For instance, some love science because they learn about the world and how it works. Additionally, some love language arts because they love to travel the world through stories. There are so many creative ways to teach each subject! Similarly, students often love learning
While teaching, we understand the importance of using high-quality resources in our lessons, especially when it comes to the fascinating world of Ancient Civilizations. However, finding reliable and free teaching resources can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But don’t worry, fellow educators! We’ve done the
When planning 6th grade activities, engagement is key! Students are at an age where they want independence but still need much support. Additionally, their bodies are rapidly changing, and they need ways to help handle their energy. However, this level of engagement can be challenging to build into lessons. Thankfully,
When students enter the classroom, teachers want them to feel excited and welcomed. We spend a lot of time planning incredible lessons that meet the learning needs of students. However, a large component of student excitement is often how the room looks and feels! When students enjoy the room’s appearance,
Bell ringers, warm-ups, morning work, brain activators…Whatever you call them, these beginning of class tasks can, in fact, be classroom management game-changers! Bell ringers for 6th-grade history can be used to assess and activate student learning, calm the chaos, establish a predictable routine, and make transitions easier. Not to
The beginning of 2021 threw educators, parents, and health officials into confusion, especially with the prevalence of the Delta variant at the time. Now, with a few months into the reopening of classes and the roll-out of vaccinations for children ages five to 11, it seems that things are slowly settling into