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The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun activity for middle school math classrooms that engages students in problem solving and collaboration as teams try to build the largest free-standing spaghetti structure.

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun activity for middle school math classrooms that engages students in problem solving and collaboration as teams try to build the largest free-standing spaghetti structure.

Cup Challenge - groups work together to stack cups in a pyramid using string and a rubber band.

Cup Challenge to get in the spirit of cooperative group work. -- from: In the middle: Life as a middle language arts teacher: A new year a new group!

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

A cool way to teach poetry in a low-intensity setting and also to teach "Visually representing" as a language art skill

Musings from the Middle School: Teaching Writing: the 4-1-1 (video post!)

Teaching Writing: the 4-1-1 (video post!)

FREE quick and easy Icebreaker Activity for your first day of school. Great for middle school or upper elementary. Read about it and print! teachingelawithjoy.com

5 Strategies for a SOLID START to Your School Year

Let's test some vocabulary skills!! Boggle white board game for Wordy Wednesday. Middle School Motivation.

Did this in my classroom. Let's test some vocabulary skills! Boggle white board game for Wordy Wednesday.

1st day- have to tweak for my freshmen. Great way to see if students are able to follow directions.

I& student teaching with a resource teacher, which means that I often get to push into other classes and observe what is going on in the ge.

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How to play Head’s Up Vocabulary!

STEM Engineering Challenges and Ideas for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom | Check Out Photos and Ideas to grow your classroom with STEM

STEM Engineering Challenges and Ideas for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom Check Out Photos and Ideas to grow your classroom with STEM

Middle School Context Clues Worksheet Lesson Activity - Look Around!

Look Around! Meaning in Context

Teach Your Child to Read - Middle School Context Clues Worksheet Lesson Activity - Look Around! - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

"Find Someone Who" is the best ice breaker activity!! Check out this **FREE** version for middle school students :)

"Find Someone Who" is the best ice breaker activity! Check out this **FREE** version for middle school students :). could also use to meet students in another grade (ie buddy readers)

25 Conversation Starters to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler with free printable version.

25 Conversation Starters to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler (with free printable

writing prompts 25 Conversation Starters to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler with free printable version. Great ideas for middle school writing prompts, or even upper elementary students!

Back-to-School....Already?!

Back-to-School....Already?!

End of School May. Twist this and have your teachers write this for themselves. Edit the questions to reflect your goals for your school year! Fun first day activity: Have kids write a letter to themselves at the end of the year.

Quick and Easy WRITING CENTER using EMOJI's. Engaging and has so many uses! Perfect for third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade elementary classrooms and middle school.

Easy writing center or writer's workshop activity.EMOJI DICE to get students creative juices flowing! Activity that you will come back to over and over. Perfect for third grade fourth grade fifth grade sixth grade