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Digital Calendar Math

Digital Calendar Math

Replace your wall calendar and save bulletin board space by doing all your calendar math digitally! Calendar math provides a set time for crucial math review each day. The basic idea of calendar math is that students practice and review math standards they need to...

Digital Sight Word Activities

Digital Sight Word Activities

What are Sight Words? For new readers, it’s important to learn to read sight words quickly. Sight words are both difficult to sound out phonetically and words that show up frequently in text . Therefore, the goal is to help young readers learn to recognize these words...

Thelma the Unicorn Read-Aloud

Thelma the Unicorn Read-Aloud

Thelma the Unicorn Read Aloud Lesson Plans and Activities I discovered "Thelma the Unicorn" by Aaron Blabey at our school's Scholastic Book Fair.  I instantly fell in love with this darling story about learning to love who you are.  Thelma dreams of being a glamorous...

Memoirs of a Goldfish Interactive Read-Aloud

Memoirs of a Goldfish Interactive Read-Aloud

Memoirs of a Goldfish Read-aloud for Kindergarten and First Grade I absolutely loved 'Memoirs of An Elf' by Devin Scillian (and so did my students!). When I saw 'Memoirs of a Goldfish' I knew I had to have it as an interactive read-aloud in my class. Our class...

Do Unto Otters Interactive Read-Aloud

Do Unto Otters Interactive Read-Aloud

Interactive read-aloud and lesson plans This book about manners is a must have for the beginning of the year. It is a great way to start a conversation with students about treating 'otters' the same way you’d like them to treat you. It introduces students to the...

The Anatomy of an Elementary Lesson Plan

In this article we breakdown the 4 key commonents of an elmenetary lesson plan and how to select activities for a lesson plan. Get tips for easy lessson plans, ideas for engaging kids and more!

THE ANATOMY OF A LESSON PLAN