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 … [Read more...] about 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break!
We've created a fresh, new (and educational!) way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! 4th-6th grade students will explore the history of Thanksgiving as they rotate in small groups through self-directed learning stations. With these interactive lessons, students will … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving: Self-Directed Stations for Grades 4-6
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