We've created a fresh, new (and educational!) way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! With these interactive lessons, students will engage in fun, hands-on activities that make the history of Thanksgiving come alive! 1st-3rd grade students will discover the history of … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving: Self-Directed Stations & Mini Lessons
November Read-Alouds for Kindergarten and First Grade Lesson plans, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, writing, and craftivity for each book Here are the titles and a brief overview of our November K-1 read-alouds: Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson We … [Read more...] about K-1 Read-Alouds for November
Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in holiday fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break with the 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom. Now also available for 4th-6th! All teachers know the school days between … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom
Read about our lesson plans, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, and craft for each November read-aloud. This month we chose a seasonal title, two Thanksgiving themed stories, an old favorite, and two books for Election Day. We selected stories that were complex … [Read more...] about November Read-Alouds!
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
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
Teach growth mindset, perseverance, and building friendships with read-alouds. Planning our Back-to-School Interactive Read-Alouds truly gets us excited to start a new school year. This summer, we met at the Cheesecake Factory to select books and sketch out plans. … [Read more...] about Back to School September Interactive Read-Alouds
Do ALL teachers hate writing sub plans as much as we do? Whether it's for PD, vacation time, or a sick day,creating plans for a substitute is something many teachers would like to avoid. We even have to admit it may seem easier to go to school while sick than to write those pesky … [Read more...] about Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!