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).
Are you ready for this AWESOME teaching idea? How about using paint swatches to help students deepen understanding? All you need to do is pick up the FREE swatches at a local Home Depot or home improvement store. Let me explain! Give students one of the paint swatch sheets (see below for topics included). Students also need access to cut… Read More
Teach Acceptance and Empathy Using Article of the Day Well, I think we can all agree that there is a bit of tension right now, and tension is probably an understatement. People are knocking each other down, not being very loving towards others, and generally, are not showing compassion to those most in need. As teachers, we have a job… Read More
Back to school time is always overwhelming, but also fun. It’s a fresh start. A chance to put your new room together! A couple of years ago, I started putting up a 40 book challenge bulletin board. My goal is to have students read 40 books each year and this was a way to have it right there in front… 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
Picture books open the door for so many of my students. They inspire students, they start discussions, they teach, and they engage my kids. Of course, I’m preaching to the choir here, as we all know the importance a good book can have on our students. For the month of March, I thought I would compile a list of books… Read More