Disclosure: Links to the books mentioned in this post are Amazon affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase on Amazon after clicking on a link/photo, I get a reimbursement. The first few days and weeks of the school year are filled with rules, procedures, schedules, more rules and a lot of “hanatizer”. At the elementary age it is good idea to spend a good chunk of time on all this, as well ... Read More about 6 Children’s Books for the First Week of School
In 1996 many things happened during my year as a fifth grader. I made fabulous new friends, sang my first ever solo in our musical, learned boys don’t have cooties, and I fell in love. This love however, was not with a boy…but a ship. Yes, this was the year I became obsessed with the Titanic. My teacher that year, Mr. Finck, was an amazing teacher who allowed his students choices and also made ... Read More about Titanic: An Interactive Unit
Spring time. The time of the year when the sun starts to peak out, the days get a little longer, and teachers everywhere are dreaming of spring break. Depending on where you live, you may still be bundling up in winter wear and having to scrape ice of your car each morning. Or maybe you are living in a climate like me, where shorts are already being worn and the AC is on full blast. Either way, ... Read More about Spring Into Spring!
So often I see so many teacher bloggers struggling to think of things to write about. The thing is, the ideas are endless, but it takes dedication to actually sit and start writing said ideas. Think those times when a student has come up to you during writing time saying, "I don't know what to write about." What do you tell them? Think about that scenario and then switch roles in your head. If you ... Read More about 50 Blog Post Ideas for Teachers
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. Those words have been said by everyone at least once in their lives, but how true is it? The truth is, names can hurt and leave a lasting affect on some people. Kids are no different. Bullying, name calling, etc. are becoming more and more prevalent even at a young age. It is not uncommon to hear students calling each other ... Read More about A Wrinkled Heart- A Chrysanthemum Lesson