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 5 Day Classroom Countdown! All teachers know the last week before the winter break is difficult to … [Read more...] about 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break!
We've created a fresh, new (and educational!) way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! 4th-6th grade students will explore the history of Thanksgiving as they rotate in small groups through self-directed learning stations. With these interactive lessons, students will … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving: Self-Directed Stations for Grades 4-6
Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler Bonaparte is afraid of going to school because he is literally falling apart. His friends try to help him with creative solutions, but they fall short. Finally, a "service" dog comes to the rescue by fetching Bonaparte's bones, which helps … [Read more...] about October Interactive Read-Alouds 2018
How to Catch a Leprechaun A clever book for St. Patrick's Day I am hooked on the "How to Catch a..." books by Adam Wallace. They are extremely clever and kids love studying the details of the illustrations. In "How to Catch a Leprechaun" the witty and mysterious leprechaun … [Read more...] about How to Catch a Leprechaun Interactive Read-Aloud
Creepy Pair of Underwear Lesson Plans and Craftivity It's now February and when I asked my students what their favorite read-aloud from the year was so far, at least half of them said Creepy Carrots. We read Creepy Carrots back in October and they all absolutely … [Read more...] about Creepy Pair of Underwear Read-Aloud and Activities