Hi there, I'm Michele! Welcome to The Collaborative Class. I'm a 5th grade ELA teacher, certified reading specialist, and toddler mom who is passionate about building relationships and making learning meaningful and fun.  I believe that collaboration is a key to success both inside and outside of the classroom and I love collaborating with other teachers! My goal is to help you save precious time by sharing low prep, rigorous activities, ideas, and resources that are highly engaging for upper elementary students. 


Upper Elementary

ELA Choice Boards

Provide students with engaging reading & writing choice board activities that are perfect to use as classroom centers or for distance learning.  

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Reading Genres Mini Bundle | Posters + Task Cards & more!
This Reading Genres Mini Bundle has everything you need to ensure your students learn their genres and have FUN while doing so. Introduce or review the genres with your students using the posters or reference sheets and then have them play a game to identify the different genres.

74 pages - PDF,Google Apps

Back to School Activity | Name Tag Glyph | Icebreaker
Looking for a Back to School activity that will help you learn your students names, build classroom community, and allow students to show off their creative talents? Then this name tag glyph activity is perfect for your class! Students color in the name tags and display them in class.

2 pages - PPTX

Call & Response Chants Posters | Editable to Add Your Own!
Call and response chants are a great way to grab your students' attention in a fun and positive way. Make classroom management more fun with this resource. Students love all the funny classroom call backs and also enjoy making up new ones while learning at the same time.

19 pages - PDF

Accountable Talk Bulletin Board + Posters + Bookmarks
Provide students with the sentence starters to have respectful and productive classroom conversations with this Accountable Talk Bulletin Board Kit & Resources. This bulletin board is also included in the Bulletin Board Kits Growing Bundle and is available in both print and digital versions.

67 pages - PDF

Classroom Bulletin Board | Our Class Fridge
Need a super easy bulletin board that not only looks great, but also empowers students? This bulletin board is just like having a fridge at home. Allow students to select their work they're proud of and display it on "the fridge." You can also have them share their work in class before putting them up.

24 pages - PDF

Joke of the Day | 180 Jokes for Kids | Multiple Formats
This Joke of the Day resource contains 180 jokes for kids that your students will love! There are SO many benefits to telling jokes in the classroom. Joke telling can strengthen vocabulary, help review figurative language, teach multiple words while having fun at the same time!

409 pages - PDF,Google Apps


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Inexpensive & Easy End of the Year Gifts for Students
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5 End of the Year Activities and Ideas to Keep Students Engaged and Learning
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