In our classroom we focus our morning meetings around diversity in February. We have some great discussions about our differences. We use our read-aloud time to read texts that help us learn more about black history and hold inspiring classroom discussions. Our favorite … [Read more...] about Black History Month Bulletin Board Ideas
Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson plans and activities are here! Check out some of our favorite books and ideas for teaching first-third graders about Martin Luther King Jr. Great Books! Here are a few of our recommendations for read-alouds that are great for our younger … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King. Jr. Lesson Plans and Ideas
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
How to Catch a Leprechaun A clever book for St. Patrick's DayI am hooked on the "How to Catch a..." books by Adam Wallace. They are extremely clever and kids love studying the details of the illustrations. In "How to Catch a Leprechaun" the witty and mysterious leprechaun … [Read more...] about How to Catch a Leprechaun Interactive Read-Aloud