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?
Hatching Monarch Butterflies in the Classroom In first grade we learn all about life cycles. We will incubate chicken eggs and wait 21 days for them to hatch as we learn about the life cycle of chickens. We will explore the life cycle of plants while we grow, pollinate, and … [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