The month of October can be draining, and then to end the month with a big party can just be overwhelming! Luckily, there’s this wonderful thing called the internet that helps us find premade ideas to make life easier!
Using Paint Swatches to Help Students Deepen Understanding
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
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
Digital Resources are WHERE IT’S AT!
Last year, our 4th graders and a few middle school and high school students started using Chromebooks. The kids LOVED completing their lessons on the devices, and let’s be honest, this is absolutely where technology is headed. Google rules our lives!! 🙂 With that being said, I know that I need to begin creating more digital resources for my students…. Read More
5 Picture Books to Teach Narrative Writing
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
Read-Alouds for the First Day of School
Every year I struggle to find read-alouds for the first day of school. I’ve used bucket filling books, character ed books, along with books that explain to kiddos that it’s okay to make mistakes, and numerous other titles and themes. But, this year I wanted more than that. I wanted a few books I could read during the first week to… Read More