This year I have a goal to teach meaningful and educational lessons about holidays. Don't get me wrong, I love teaching about holidays and doing fun holiday crafts in my classroom, but I am ready for a change. I normally read a cute story about the holiday and then do a fun … [Read more...] about Christopher Columbus: A 1492 Lesson Kids Will Remember
Archives for June 2015
Maybe I'm old fashioned....or maybe I'm way behind the technological times. (Probably both.) At any rate, I've got a ton of audio cassette tapes lying around my classroom. Besides being bulky, they're almost obsolete. I mean- I can hardly find a reasonably priced … [Read more...] about Don’t toss out your audio cassette tapes just yet!
We are now a little over a month into our TPT journey. This is week 2 of the #TPTsellerchallenge which got us thinking about our dreams. Our dreams change day-to-day as we embark on this adventure. Right now most of our dreams are very small. We dream our preview stats go up by 1 … [Read more...] about Dare to Dream
When I was a classroom teacher, I moved from Utah to Virginia. In our first back to school meeting my new principal asked all teachers to greet students at the classroom door each morning. Prior to this request, I hadn't given much thought to my morning routine. As … [Read more...] about Morning Greetings: Hug, Handshake, High-Five, or Fistbump
I love summertime! It gives me a chance to recharge, reflect, and revamp for the coming school year. With my move from 1st to 4th grade, I feel even more motivated to reflect on my teaching practices and make some adjustments! This week I've been considering some … [Read more...] about Cooperative Grouping Strategy