Halloween: Then & Now We can't believe it's almost October... again! We are trying to maintain our focus to engage students in educational activities, even (and maybe especially) for the holidays. (Read more on our focus here...) All teachers know that Halloween is … [Read more...] about Can I turn Halloween into Something Educational?
My students were so excited to get a caterpillar. I have to admit, I was pretty excited too! Meet Cutie the Caterpillar. I have never watched a caterpillar go through the life cycle and didn't know much about it. As I started researching about Monarchs, I found so much to … [Read more...] about Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
How do teachers find time in their day to teach everything? This is the timeless question that all teachers ask themselves on a daily basis. The answer is to integrate, integrate, integrate! Sure, sure... everyone has heard this answer before. But, this time we … [Read more...] about Teach Rocks with Integrated Reading, Writing, and Science Pack
Get Your Students to Greet Each Other It will help build classroom community! Good Morning! As adults, we are accustomed to greeting others. We look each other in the eye, smile, and then say something like "Good morning!" or "Hello, how are you today?" If you watch your … [Read more...] about Get Your Students to Greet Each Other
Speaking and listening Strategies Speaking and listening are arguably some of the most important skills that students will need in the real world. Every relationship and job requires speaking and listening skills, however, I believe these standards are the most overlooked in the … [Read more...] about Discussion Strategies and Accountable Talk in the Classroom