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 fill. Students are … [Read more...] about 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break!
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
Weather Read-aloud and Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade My students can't get enough of these National Geographic Kids read-alouds and I love them because it allows them to meet the reading informational text and the science standards at the same time. It is … [Read more...] about Weather Interactive Informational Text Read-Aloud
Wonderful Winter Holidays Around the World Integrated Lesson Plans and Art Projects Before I start our 12 Days until Christmas in the Classroom Countdown, I love to teach about Winter Holidays around the world. Every year this is always one of my class' favorite lessons! My … [Read more...] about Winter Holidays Around the World
Comparing digital and board games to improve on-demand writing skills If your students are like mine, they potentially spend hours playing digital and online games such as Fortnite, Minecraft, Just Dance, and Pokemon Go. With so many video gaming choices, kids everywhere … [Read more...] about Digital Vs. Board Games- Paired Texts to Improve Students’ Writing