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
The Very First Thanksgiving Day is the best November read-aloud! Today we read The Very First Thanksgiving Day. It was the perfect read-aloud for this month. The students loved the melodic rhyming of the story. Instead of doing a traditional read-aloud with my kids, I have … [Read more...] about The Very First Thanksgiving Day Read-Aloud
We had a blast selecting books for our October bundle. We chose a couple of new best sellers, and a few old favorites this month. We selected stories that were complex enough, they would lend themselves to span across 3-4 days. We plan to dive deep and cover many Common Core … [Read more...] about October Read-Alouds!
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?
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