Spring into April! Start off April with these fabulous activities shown below. Students can learn all bout butterflies and plants. A great way to bring spring alive in the classroom with … [Read more...] about Add an Element of Surprise with Seasonal Resources
Every year on the 14th of February across the United States, we give candy, flowers, and cards to the people we love. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling Valentine's Day cards in America. She made beautiful cards with delicate lace and colorful ribbons. Today, there are more than one … [Read more...] about A Sweet Valentine’s Day Surprise!
It's not TOO late to learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world. This quick and FUN unit gives students a basic overview of how 8 countries around the world celebrate Christmas. With short passages and a variety of activities, this pack makes it easy to adapt for your needs. Check out the … [Read more...] about The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
It's that time of year again. Time for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with never-ending to-do lists that place many demands on our time (and patience). December can be one of the most stressful months of the school year. This year make it alittle bit easier on yourself. Take your class … [Read more...] about Let’s Celebrate Holidays From Around the World
Teaching writing is one of the most important skills you will cover in the classroom. This is because students take writing lessons with them for the rest of their educational careers and even into adulthood and in their jobs. It’s very important that you lay a solid foundation for writing strategy … [Read more...] about Teaching Students How to Write for the Real World
There are many important things that make up a modern classroom. In addition to having great curriculum, you need to have the tools and centers necessary for proper learning. Interest centers, or learning centers, are spaces that are set aside in the classroom to provide your students with access … [Read more...] about Creating Interest Centers for the Modern Classroom
Classroom management is a very important part of a teacher’s daily work. You may already know that sometimes the focus will be on managing the entire classroom, and other times, it will be focused on managing just one student or a smaller group of students. There are some downsides to focusing your … [Read more...] about Use Learning Contracts as Learning Tools
It's almost time to head back to school! These FUN activities will help you kick off the school year right! Learning and practicing Map Skills has never been so much fun! This resource has several engaging map activities that will have students hunting for answers. Plus it works well for centers … [Read more...] about Back to School Giveaway Time!
When it's yucky outside and the kids get grumpy because it means indoor recess for yet another day, it's a signal that now is the perfect time to set up our rain gauges as part of our fun weather unit. Weather is an important part of our everyday lives. Knowing what the weather is going to be like … [Read more...] about Weathering the Weather with Fun Interactive Activities
The end of the year is almost here! As the end of the school year gets closer, to-do lists seem to get longer and longer with all the things we need to do. Over the years, I have discovered and learned—many the hard way---how to make the end of the year easier and less stressful. Below are 5 tips … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Surviving the End of the Year
Women's History Month is a time to learn and celebrate the contributions of women to events in history. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In the United States, Women's History Month first started in 1911 as International Women's Day and was … [Read more...] about Women of Character, Courage, & Commitment
It's official. . .winter is here! Even though it made be freezing outside, you can still enjoy this season. Just bring the fun inside the classroom by learning about winter animals such as penguins, polar bears, and caribou. Students will love learning about these cool creatures! One of the best … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Anticipatory Sets That Make a Big Difference