Do you love reading aloud to your students? We do too! It is one of our favorite times of the day. It is a time when we come together as a class and escape into a fantasy world for a short period. Our students instantly become mesmerized by the stories. We love watching their … [Read more...] about Teaching the Core One Read Aloud at a Time
Harvesting Seeds in the Classroom We planted seeds, pollinated them, and then harvested new seeds in my classroom this year. My students were thrilled when they saw the new baby seeds in the bean pods! This is project based learning that students will never … [Read more...] about Grow, Pollinate, and Harvest Seeds in Your Classroom!
Morning Greetings: Hug, Handshake, High-Five, Wave, or Fistbump A great way to build classroom community 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 … [Read more...] about Morning Greetings: Hug, Handshake, High-Five, or Fistbump
This strategy teaches even our youngest writers to take notes and write about text. You will be blown away at the writing your students will produce after a couple of taking notes lessons. I like to use differentiated printable books so all students can easily read the text and … [Read more...] about Taking Notes Without Copying