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Fun February Activities for the Upper Elementary Classroom

The month of February lends itself easily to holiday-themed activities and projects. Groundhog Day, the 100th Day of School, and Valentine’s Day are all perfect for school. I don’t celebrate Groundhog Day, but I do like to incorporate some holiday fun for my fifth graders because let’s face it if they are having fun while learning they will be much more invested. So, I am going to share some of my favorite activities and a FREEBIE!
Hundredth Day of School
I started celebrating the 100th Day with my students two years ago. I didn’t do anything prior to that because I hadn’t been able to find any activities that were geared for upper elementary students. So, I set out to create some. Math is my favorite subject, so I started off by creating some review activities. 
Area, perimeter, equation writing, and a few other math activities kept them engaged during our math block. I couldn’t ask for more than that! 
Then I decided it would be fun to add in some ELA activities. Would You Rather style writing prompts and envisioning 100 years in the future were two of the favorites in my class last year. 
They also loved working through a variety of task cards. Now, the 100th Day is one of the days that I really look forward to during the year. If you are interested you can check out these activities here. 
Valentine’s Day Fun
There are so many fun activities available for Valentine’s Day that it can be hard to choose. My students love creating writing assignments and STEM challenges, so I combined the two and came up with some fun ideas:
  • Cards are an important part of Valentine’s Day. This STEM challenge asks students to develop cards and packaging for a card company. so why not have your students make some. Check it out here.
Boom Cards
I love using digital resources in my classroom for math stations. Boom Cards,self-checking digital task cards, are my favorite! My students love them, too. I will be using some Valentine’s Day themed decks this year. This adorable love bug Boom deck practices adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions. How would you like to try this deck for FREE? Click here. 

A membership is required, but it is free to join. There are other membership levels, too. You can check out some other fun Boom decks here. 
If you looking for more ideas for Valentine’s Day check out this blog postDon’t forget to get your free boom deck! Click here

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These are great and my student loves them! These Boom Cards are perfect for my students to provide extra assignments to continue reinforcing the skills they are working on in their general ed class (virtually). I wish I had the skills to create them myself!
Stephanie R.

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2020-09-22T20:19:10-04:00
These are great and my student loves them! These Boom Cards are perfect for my students to provide extra assignments to continue reinforcing the skills they are working on in their general ed class (virtually). I wish I had the skills to create them myself! Stephanie R. Volume Boom Cards

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I love the way the graphic organizers are scaffolded so that students work on each step of a RACES answer. I'm a tutor who works with students with language LDs and this approach has been fantastic for them. Having the editable graphic organizers makes it easy for me to keep creating new and different pages for students who need to extra practice on a particular part of the RACES answer. Thank you so much!
Kate M.

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2020-09-22T20:24:32-04:00
I love the way the graphic organizers are scaffolded so that students work on each step of a RACES answer. I'm a tutor who works with students with language LDs and this approach has been fantastic for them. Having the editable graphic organizers makes it easy for me to keep creating new and different pages for students who need to extra practice on a particular part of the RACES answer. Thank you so much! Kate M. RACES Writing Strategy for Written Responses

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These are AMAZING!! Highly engaging for my students, constantly spiraling, and also gives me the information I need to see what we need to work on. Thank you so much!!
Kristi R.

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2020-09-22T20:25:15-04:00
These are AMAZING!! Highly engaging for my students, constantly spiraling, and also gives me the information I need to see what we need to work on. Thank you so much!! Kristi R. 5th Grade Math Spiral Review

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Amazing resource! Students loved working on this to show their parents during fall conferences. Their faces lit up as they went through the slides and read aloud their goals for the trimester and what they were proud of.
Jessica S.

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2020-09-24T19:42:58-04:00
Amazing resource! Students loved working on this to show their parents during fall conferences. Their faces lit up as they went through the slides and read aloud their goals for the trimester and what they were proud of. Jessica S. Student Led Conference Digital Portfolio
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