Earth Day with intermediate students can be so much fun! They are passionate, aware, and ready to do whatever they can to protect our Earth. These activities and ideas will help you integrate Earth Day throughout your week. (Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means I receive a small ... Read More about Engaging Earth Day Activities for Big Kids
For nearly fifteen years, my classroom morning routine consisted of a packet or a worksheet that I wanted my students to complete. At least once I week I would scramble to print something off in my room for the next morning. I would spend hours making my own morning work each week to include the ... Read More about Start Your Day with Morning Work Students Will Love
Will there be six more weeks of winter, or is spring on its way? Watching Punxatawny Phil make his prediction has always been one of my favorite Groundhog Day classroom traditions. If we're in school on February 2nd, you can bet my classroom will have a few engaging lessons and student-centered ... Read More about Groundhog Day: Books and Activities for the Classroom
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often part of any teacher's January classroom studies. We look forward to a long weekend and plan to show a movie or read aloud a book the Friday before that explains why we have the day off. Is that enough? Are we really honoring a civil rights icon by giving him 30 to ... Read More about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Five Books for Middle-Grade Classrooms
I'm so excited to share my favorite tricks for teaching synonyms and antonyms with you. I promise when you finish reading, you'll be loaded with books, resources, AND a synonym and antonym freebie... OR TWO! There are a few affiliate links in this post. That means if you order something through one ... Read More about Synonyms and Antonyms: Teaching Texts, Freebies, and MORE!
DO WE NEED DIVERSE TEXTS IN CONTENT AREASWe need diverse texts during content areas for the same reasons we need diverse texts in every other Our students need to feel represented - especially when we are teaching Science or Social Studies. Social studies, in particular, should not be filled with ... Read More about Using Diverse Texts to Teach Across Content Areas