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
Back to School Flipbook Activity!
This “All About Me, Back to School” flipbook is perfect for the first few days of school. It allows you to get to know your students, your students to find out a bit about you and students to meet their classmates! This 7 page flipbook is engaging, fun, and a a great way to start the year! Included in the… Read More
Poetry They Will LOVE! Close Reading with Lyrics
My students love music as much as I do and close reading can be difficult, so why not start deep reading with something that students love? The songs included will allow students to think deeply using the questions that are based on each song, as well as to further their understanding of how to pick text apart. These packets have… Read More
End the School Year with a BANG!!
The end of the year is always a complete whirlwind! At my school, we have field day, field trips, we have a class picnic, awards ceremonies, and on top of that, we are making videos, student gifts, and REPORT CARDS!!! And, in the time it just took me to type this, I just thought of about 1,000,000,000 other things I… Read More
Teaching About Brazilian Culture AND the 2016 Summer Olympics
My kids have been obsessed with the summer Olympics lately, so I thought, hey why not teach about Brazilian culture in social studies for the rest of the school year? There are so many great things to teach about, especially with the Amazon Rain forest at the heart of Brazil. Check out some of the ideas below!! Of course, we will be… Read More
KAHOOT! A Step-by-Step Tutorial
Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages! The best part? There are THOUSANDS of question sets already created for teachers by teachers! Couple of things to keep in mind: Your kids will all need devices. iPads, iPods, iPhones or PCs will… Read More