Classroom Management for Upper Elementary

All 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade teachers understand the importance of having effective classroom management and well thought out procedures. (Teachers that don’t understand how important this is aren’t teachers for long!)

But there is not just one right way to handle classroom management in your classrooms. Every teacher is going to have their own way of setting up their classroom and handling procedures. Below find different ideas and things you should consider when deciding on you want to handle procedures and classroom management in your own 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade classroom.


If you are looking for more reading on classroom management, and haven’t yet read Harry Wong’s The First Days Of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (affiliate link), it’s a must read. It’s an oldie, but a goodie, and it provides a lot of practical tips for making sure your year runs smoothly.