Math, reading, writing, science, social studies. How do you fit it all in? And, as I write this, we are living in a global pandemic where so many teachers are not even teaching students every single day in the classroom. I have seen this play out over the last 15 years in education…there are new initiatives and a greater emphasis on ELA and math and social studies/science are shoved to the sidelines. I have seen this SO MANY TIMES.
How about a Back-to-School Escape Room? This is a fun way to start the school year while building teamwork with your students. Classroom Escape Rooms are SO. MUCH. FUN, and when we can use it digitally, there is not much to set up! This escape room is perfect to build teamwork, start the discussion about the beginning of the year… Read More
Ever been to an escape room with your friends? If you’re anything like me, you probably get a bit anxious, a little excited, but more than anything, you want to solve all the clues and WIN! Now, how about we think about how we can bring something similar into the classroom! I made an Escape Room for my class for… Read More
Book raffles are an AMAZING way to engage the students in your class in the reading process, and it can be fairly easy, too! Here’s how you can get started in your class. For a few years, we have been doing book raffles in our classroom. This is the easiest thing you could ever imagine, and I promise you, the… Read More
I know QR codes have been around for a while, but I don’t think we can discount the power of the code. There are so many awesome ideas of how we can engage students in learning using QR Codes. Check out a few ideas below. Here are a couple of things we’ve done in our classroom: We have a select… Read More
Narrative writing is one of my favorite things to teach in third grade. I love the stories that I hear when we ask students to tell a life story, or to write about a memorable moment in their life, or to tell about a time that they learned a lesson. I learn so much from my students, who they are,… Read More