Do ALL teachers hate writing sub plans as much as we do? Whether it's for PD, vacation time, or a sick day,creating plans for a substitute is something many teachers would like to avoid. We even have to admit it may seem easier to go to school while sick than to write those pesky … [Read more...] about Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!
Creating Olympic Buzz in the classroom Every two years people across the globe pause to witness incredible feats of athleticism, sportsmanship, and unity during the Olympic Games. Students are naturally curious about the Olympics so why not use that interest in the … [Read more...] about Olympic Games- ELA Lessons Using a Relevant Topic
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 … [Read more...] about Cell Phones- Paired Texts to Improve Students’ Writing
Wonderful Winter Holidays Around the World Integrated Lesson Plans and Art Projects Before I start our 12 Days until Christmas in the Classroom Countdown, I love to teach about Winter Holidays around the world. Every year this is always one of my class' favorite lessons! My … [Read more...] about Winter Holidays Around the World
Comparing digital and board games to improve on-demand writing skills If your students are like mine, they potentially spend hours playing digital and online games such as Fortnite, Minecraft, Just Dance, and Pokemon Go. With so many video gaming choices, kids everywhere are … [Read more...] about Digital Vs. Board Games- Paired Texts to Improve Students’ Writing