I am excited for school to resume in January so my class can experience these lesson plans! We've created an engaging way for students to research four heroes from the Civil Rights Movement- Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson. The first … [Read more...] about Researching Civil Rights Heroes
and now available for 4th-6th! (scroll down to see upper-grade examples) All teachers know the school days between Thanksgiving and the Winter Break are difficult to fill. Students want to be engaged in the holiday fun, but teachers want activities to be educational. This … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom
Halloween: Then & Now We can't believe it's almost October... again! We are trying to maintain our focus to engage students in educational activities, even (and maybe especially) for the holidays. (Read more on our focus here...) All teachers know that Halloween is … [Read more...] about Can I turn Halloween into Something Educational?
My students were so excited to get a caterpillar. I have to admit, I was pretty excited too! Meet Cutie the Caterpillar. I have never watched a caterpillar go through the life cycle and didn't know much about it. As I started researching about Monarchs, I found so much to … [Read more...] about Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
How do teachers find time in their day to teach everything? This is the timeless question that all teachers ask themselves on a daily basis. The answer is to integrate, integrate, integrate! Sure, sure... everyone has heard this answer before. But, this time we … [Read more...] about Teach Rocks with Integrated Reading, Writing, and Science Pack