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#Hashtag Emoji Awards


I'm so excited to use these new awards this year in my classroom!  They will work for ANY grade level and the kids love them because of how "trendy" they are!



With over 30+ templates there is something for each student in your class!  It even comes with a end of year fill in sheet complete with : 

  • fill in story
  • emoji circle
  • School preference 
  • Hashtags for your school year
  • Timehop of favorite memory




I print the memory page on the back of all my awards so the students have their awards and memories together + it is a great fill in activity for the end of the year!



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Test Prep Campout - Classroom Transformation

The day finally came for our TEST prep campout and it could not have gone better! The tents were set up and it was time to review what we had learned from the year!



Below I'll go through some of the 8 stations!  I took grades on 5 of them and groups had bags they packed to take around and make sure they had all their supplies.  It lasted over 3 hours for us and took up most of our day.  While some groups finished, they were reading for our book clubs if they had any extra time.

To be honest, we didn't even do the camping exercises.  We just didn't have time.  We stopped after every station and did a song from MooseTube on GoNoodle for a fun camping brain break and it worked perfect.  Make it work for your classroom!


Students had to color the smores page by part of speech.  They ate some smores trail mix as well (teddy Grahams, chocolate chips, and marshmallows) This obviously was a favorite station!
Focusing and eating, what a combination!

They had to pack  a backpack with figurative language supplies and it spelled out a pun "Oh man, that camping trip was in tents." They thought that was hilarious and an easy way for me to check as well!


This station proved to be a little difficult but many groups worked hard and I was proud of them sticking with it.  Some supplies always came up as challenging so I helped with those.  You can see a student wearing my brownie vest as our VIP vest it rotated each station!

At the Catching Lightning Bugs station, they sorted elements of stories: 
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd person
  • vocab words/context clues eg. "has a word with definition directly after"
  • figurative language "contains a simile" "contains an idiom" 
  • genres 
  • and even more...
If sorted correctly the bugs had number patterns they recorded.  I highlighted the italic words to make it easier for them to find.  I thought this would be easier than it was!  I definitely will incorporate that more into future years.  Great compare and contrast skills!













 Fishing for Fragments - they had to throw back fragments, keep sentences, and pass run on sentences to the captain.  Using a raft, life jacket, and oars made it SO EASY AND FUN!





In the 2 tents, they did an analyzing poetry page and a listening center over a nonfiction camping story, "The Camping Trip That Changed America."  They had rigorous test like questions based on evidence over it as well.  

You can use these affiliate links if you want a raft or these really cool star lights as well that we used in the background and for reading under the stars later in day 






Prefix Patients




Are you looking for a way engage students in content?! Why not let them be doctors?!

This is one of my favorite classroom transformations!  Prefix patients gives students a chance to communicate and practice the meaning of prefixes to make words with self checking patient charts!


FIRST - students work with partners and get a patient they must help.  One student is the doctor and one the assistant.  The doctor reads the first ailment - "broken jaw" (see above)


SECOND - the assistant goes to the injuries pages posted around the room. In light boxes if you want the "xray look"  He or she uses the clues under the broken jaw and goes to the prefix and root words below to figure out what word matches. 

The words for all the ailments fit in a paragraph on the patient chart that the student can check to see if they make sense and if they made the words properly.

Then they switch for the 2nd patient.  This could easily be one with 1 student at a time. I just only have enough gowns for half my class so we work together and switch. 




This is so easy to pull off: 

- sheet trays!
- gloves and masks from our school nurse (or ask a local doctor to donate)
- goggles (our science closet)
-gowns (donated from a doctor office that I use yearly)
- I bring in tweezers and sanitizer and stethoscope from school or my house

Check out what is included below: 

- patient chart covers
-doctor badges 
- diplomas!






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