Morning meeting is an engaging way to start each day and an easy way to build a strong classroom community. Teachers and students sit in a circle for an organized start-of-day activity. A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and an activity. Preferably, … [Read More...] about Why is Morning Meeting Magical?
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February Read-alouds for 1st and 2nd Grade February is a month full of fun holidays. We chose our books for this month to help students celebrate. We LOVE every book selection this month. We closely read each book and spent 3 to 4 days asking text dependent questions as we dove deep into the key … [Read More...] about Interactive Read-Alouds for February
Discussing Kids' Cell Phone use to improve on-demand writing skills It seems that younger and younger children are walking around with their own cell phones these days. You have probably seen plenty of students bring their devices to school and maybe even right into your classrooms. If you … [Read More...] about Cell Phones- Paired Texts to Improve Students’ Writing
5 Fantastic February Read-alouds for Kindergarten and First Grade We hope your students are enjoying these read-alouds as much as our kindergartners and first graders are. We love seeing the students' excitement as we introduce the new book each week. There were so many fun books to pick from … [Read More...] about K-1 Read-Alouds for February
Civil Rights & Black History Month Research for Grades 4-6 I am excited for school to resume in January so my class can experience these lesson plans! These lessons provide an engaging way for students to research four heroes from the Civil Rights Movement- Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby … [Read More...] about Researching Civil Rights Heroes- Black History Month
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