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 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom. Now also available for 4th-6th! All teachers know the school days between … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom
Just in time for November, we've created a fresh, new way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! We're calling these lesson plans, "Thanksgiving: A Living Story" because students will participate in activities that make the history of Thanksgiving meaningful and relevant to … [Read more...] about Teaching Thanksgiving Through Interactive Lessons & Stations
Halloween: Then & Now As always, we try to maintain our focus to engage students in educational activities, even (and maybe especially) for the holidays. Halloween is no exception! Read more on our "fun and learning" focus here... All teachers know that Halloween is … [Read more...] about Can I Turn Halloween into Something Educational?
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