Test Prep Activities and Ideas for Upper Elementary
Preparing for the state test can be stressful for students, teachers, and parents. Check out these activities and tips to make standardized testing and test prep more fun and less stressful for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and teachers. You'll find advice from real teachers, test motivation ideas, review games, and more to help upper elementary students to thrive during testing season.
Activities To Keep Students Learning After Testing Is Over
Activities to keep 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students engaged, motivated, and learning even after state testing is over. Includes fun ideas to integrate technology and writing into your lessons near the end of the year.
Teachers – Summer Reflections Can Make Next School Year Better
How 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade teachers can use their summer to improve classroom management, routines, procedures, and teaching for the upcoming school year. Spend some time reflecting on specific aspects of the previous school year to make the next school year more fun.
7 Low Prep End of Year Activities
These 7 end of the year activity ideas are low prep, fun ways to help upper elementary students enjoy the last days of school. Keep 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students learning (in an engaging way) all the way up to the end of the year.
Using Blabberize in your Upper Elementary Classroom
An easy way to integrate technology into your 3rd grade or 5th grade classroom. Use Blabberize to create talking pictures - a creative and fun way for students to present information they have learned.
20 Ways to Use Wordless Books in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Use wordless pictures books to practice different reading, writing, and other literacy skills in the upper elementary classroom. These 20 activities for wordless books will engage your 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students while having them practice a variety of skills in a fun way.
Compare and Contrast A Book and Movie Activities
Watching a movie with your upper elementary students after reading the book? Check out these ideas for your 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students! Make this an extremely educational activity, helping students compare and contrast the movie vs. the book in a thoughtful way. Includes a scaffolded compare and contrast writing activity.
End of Year Party Ideas for Upper Elementary
A list of 10 end of year party ideas for your 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. Includes low prep party ideas for the exhausted teacher, and other fun activities that require a little more prep. Fun ideas to help your upper elementary students celebrate the end of the year (in a structured way). #endofyear #endofyearparty #3rdgrade #4thgrade #5thgrade
Surviving the Last Week of School - A Teacher's Perspective
Tips and ideas for helping upper elementary teachers not only survive the last week of school, but thrive! Plan...but be flexible! Ideas for planning fun, engaging games and activities - both indoor and outdoor - for your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students for the end of the school year.
End of Year Activity Ideas for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders
Different ways to help you end the year strong with your 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. Includes ways to keep students engaged and learning after testing is over but before the last week of school, fun activities to help students celebrate (while still learning) the end of the year, and ways to help teachers reflect on the past school year so next year is even better.
End of Year Bundle - No Prep Activities, Letter Writing, Reflections, and More
End of Year Bundle contains everything you need to make the end of the year less stressful - no prep activities, reflection questions, an end of year letter template, a summer packet, an in school field trip, and more!
7 Low Prep End of Year Activities
End of Year Reflection Activity-Have students come up with something they learned about this school year for each letter of the alphabet. This can be fun as a whole class end of year activity or small group activity! More end of year activity ideas in blog post.
Engage and Assess Your Students with a Snowball Fight
Engage and assess your 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students with snowball fights. This fun activity can be adapted to any subject matter - fractions, rounding, multiplication and division, social studies, point of view, main idea, text features, and more. This is a game that gets upper elementary students up and moving while still learning!
Summer Bucket List - Summer Activities and Review for Continued Learning
A twist on the typical summer packet - students complete an educational "bucket list." They have to read and write certain places, build certain things, interview 4 people, etc. This is a great way to keep 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students learning during the summer to prevent backslide.
My Favorite End of the Year Ideas From Pinterest
A collection of some fun end of year ideas for upper elementary students (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students) from Pinterest. Includes no prep activities, party ideas, graduation ideas, countdowns, and more to help you celebrate the last days of school with your students. #endofyear #3rdgrade #4thgrade #5thgrade