Fun, Easy, No-prep Last Minute Thanksgiving Activities

2017-05-16T18:59:06+00:00

Your to do list is getting longer and longer and all you want to do is have Thanksgiving over with. With all of the baking, preparing, and cooking at home, it is hard to find the time to gather activities and resources. I hope that you stumbled upon this page with that exact problem - [...]

Fun, Easy, No-prep Last Minute Thanksgiving Activities 2017-05-16T18:59:06+00:00

Fixing a Premature Pencil Grip and Encouraging Practice

2017-05-16T18:59:06+00:00

My son always had a funny way of holding a pencil. Each time we worked on writing, he would be holding it another way. We did lots of activities to strengthen his hands but I wanted a fun activity to play with him to actually hold a pencil and write. My son loves bingo but [...]

Fixing a Premature Pencil Grip and Encouraging Practice 2017-05-16T18:59:06+00:00

Cognitive Guided Instruction in Your Elementary Math Classroom

2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

When teaching math to children, what is YOUR goal? Is it helping your students get to the correct answer or what’s the math the student is supposed to learn from working on this problem. Before we go any further, please watch the following video. One solution to just teaching answer getting is, CGI. Cognitive [...]

Cognitive Guided Instruction in Your Elementary Math Classroom 2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

Teaching about Nonliving and Living Things and Why

2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

Classifying everything around us as living and nonliving is one of the first concepts we teach in early elementary science because it is so fundamentally important. Many skills are used as students inquire about characteristics of living things and nonliving things. Such as classification, naming attributes, etc. Once students have a chance to understand the [...]

Teaching about Nonliving and Living Things and Why 2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

Mentor Text RL3.7 Illustrations Contribute to Meaning Halloween Text The Bones of Fred McFee

2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

I am so excited to be sharing with you one of my favorite read aloud books I like to use during the week of Halloween. It is a short poem by Eve Bunting called The Bones of Fred McFee and it is a perfect choice for knocking off the Common Core Standard RL3.7 Explain how specific [...]

Mentor Text RL3.7 Illustrations Contribute to Meaning Halloween Text The Bones of Fred McFee 2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

Raising Bilingual Children : My Experience

2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

I love language. I love bilingual people. I love people that can speak more than one language, they always impress me and the more languages they speak the more impressed I am. I am not impressed that they can speak different languages, I am instead impressed and envious of the amount of different people they [...]

Raising Bilingual Children : My Experience 2017-05-16T18:59:07+00:00

Helping kids understand the difference between tattle and telling

2017-05-16T18:59:08+00:00

Tattling can take up a lot of time if you do not specifically instruct students to way the importance of what the teacher needs to know without putting a stigma on telling the teacher anything. Many kids grow up with a distorted view of tattling and their have been many instances of students keeping silent [...]

Helping kids understand the difference between tattle and telling 2017-05-16T18:59:08+00:00

Create a Calming Corner in Your Classroom

2017-05-16T18:59:08+00:00

Tips for Creating a Calming Corner Creating a calming corner in your classroom is useful for many students especially those that display disruptive behavior. Placing disruptive students outside of the classroom does nothing to help the situation but might make matters worse if the student purposely acts disruptive in order to leave the classroom. A [...]

Create a Calming Corner in Your Classroom 2017-05-16T18:59:08+00:00

Presenting an Amazing Anticipatory Set

2017-05-16T18:59:08+00:00

Anticipatory Set: Capture Student's Attention from the Beginning An anticipatory set engages students from the beginning and is necessary for learning and a happy classroom environment. The question is how do we engage students so that they are curious and motivated to learn? The answer lies within the planning and execution of your anticipatory set. Once you [...]

Presenting an Amazing Anticipatory Set 2017-05-16T18:59:08+00:00