Do you teach morning meeting in your classroom? A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and activity. It's a time set aside to have conversations with the class that you otherwise wouldn't have time for. It also allows for a time in the … [Read more...] about Student Led Morning Meeting
You sigh as you glance at your 'Days 'til Summer' countdown chain and think it still looks far too long. Guided reading and text books are already turned in. The crayons are broken and you have an overflowing box of scrap paper. You think to yourself, "How in the world am I … [Read more...] about 10 Themed Days: End of Year Classroom Countdown
May 1-2 End of Year Bundle: Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson Plans Curriculum We can’t believe it is almost May and another school year is winding down. Our kids are getting a bit antsy waiting for summer vacation. It is getting a little harder to keep them engaged in learning … [Read more...] about May: Closing the Year One Read-Aloud at a Time
As we enter April, spring fever is in full effect at our school. Our kids are getting a little restless and wishing they were outside enjoying the nice weather instead of being cooped up inside a classroom. The one special time of our day is our read-aloud time. Keeping them … [Read more...] about 6 Adorable Read-Alouds for April
Discussion Strategies that Increase Student Engagement Expressive and receptive language skills are arguably some of the most important skills that students will need in the real world. Every relationship and job requires strong communication skills involving speaking and … [Read more...] about Discussion Strategies and Accountable Talk in the Classroom
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 … [Read more...] about Why is Morning Meeting Magical?
5 Upper-grade read-aloud stories with a focus on building character in the classroom! Our first bundle of upper grade read aloud lesson plans strategically align with book titles to help students build character while also focusing on ELA standards. We've selected five … [Read more...] about 5 Interactive Read-Alouds for Building Character
Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break with the 5 Day Classroom Countdown! All teachers know the last week before the winter break is difficult to fill. Students are … [Read more...] about 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break!
We've created a fresh, new (and educational!) way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! With these interactive lessons, students will engage in fun, hands-on activities that make the history of Thanksgiving come alive! 1st-3rd grade students will discover the history of … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving: Self-Directed Stations & Mini Lessons