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
If you are looking for one new idea to try this school year, THIS IS IT! We are finally ready to reveal our secret formula just for K-2 teachers…. Introducing the 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide for Close Reading & Writing about Text. This lesson planning guide goes far … [Read more...] about 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide for Close Reading and Writing About Text
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!
Unique Columbus Day Lesson Plans Each year, we have a goal to teach meaningful and educational lessons about different holidays. Don't get us wrong, we love giving kids holiday-themed activities (like making those oh-so-cute holiday crafts) but we were ready for a change. We … [Read more...] about Christopher Columbus: A 1492 Lesson Kids Will Remember
This spring, I did a fun mapping unit in my classroom. Before the students learned anything about maps they looked at different maps and did an "I Notice/I Wonder" activity. They walked around the room and simply wrote what they noticed about different maps and what they wondered … [Read more...] about Map Skills and Little Red Hen