How do you celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with your students? There is so much to teach, so much of a legacy left by Dr. King, and this is one of the more important topics we need to get to students. It can also be tough to teach this in a grade-level appropriate manner. I have… Read More
Start Using Literature Circles TODAY! Find out how to easily implement literature circles with grades 3-5. So easy, you can get started today (or tomorrow).
Read, write, and be an artist! We have been doing projects in our classroom this year to help students do just that! We read about a specific topic, we answer text-based questions about the topic, we research and find out more information about the topic online using videos and web sites, and we wrap everything up by completing an art… Read More
Looking to build community, engage students, keep students on track for the day, and show gratitude? Then you are ready to run morning meetings like a boss! Morning meetings have been a total game changer for me this year and I will never look back. I always thoughts that I had to give morning work, but this year I wanted… Read More
Why your students should start playing Prodigy Math Game…NOW! Are you looking for a way to encourage your students to practice and reinforce their math skills? You may want to give Prodigy a try. Prodigy is a math-based game that mimics the gameplay of a RPG, or role playing game, where students engage in “wizard battles” using math problems to… Read More
Click and Grow: The Perfect Classroom Growing System for any classroom and any grade level. Last year, a parent in my classroom wrote a grant and got us a Click and Grow Smart Garden 3, which we used to grow basil…and a lot of it! Student drop in the seed pods, add water, plug in the system, and watch their… Read More