It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Winter read-alouds offer a great way to usher in the new season and learn more about the transition from fall to winter. These four books are student favorites! A brief synopsis of each book is included with activity suggestions specific for each … [Read more...] about 4 Winter Read Alouds for Upper Elementary
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Winter is an exciting time for little kids! Even though the days are shorter and it’s cold outside, there is so much to look forward to: time with family and friends, the possibility of snow, and a little time off from school. These winter read-alouds are perfect for reading in your … [Read more...] about 4 Winter Read Alouds for Lower Elementary
Imagine this scenario. You're pulling up the calendar on your phone and you suddenly realize winter break is only a week away and you don’t have any holiday gifts for your students. Immediately you feel your heart rate increase as you try to decide what to do. Of course, you know there is … [Read more...] about Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Gifts for Your Students
'Tis the season to bring the magic of Christmas into your classroom! As the holiday spirit fills the air, it's the perfect time to engage your students with easy, no-prep math, reading, and science Christmas activities that are both festive and aligned to your grade level standards. In this blog … [Read more...] about Fun Classroom Christmas Activities for Math, Reading, Science, and More!
Ah yes, that classic time of year -- when the little ones are learning about outer space and you’re desperately searching for a way to grab their attention! Have no fear: with these fun 1st grade space activities, your students will be jumping out of this world in excitement. From learning about … [Read more...] about Fun Space Activities for 1st Grade Space Systems NGSS
December is my favorite month of the year in the classroom! The reason is: I embrace the holiday craziness! I've got a fun spin on doing classroom Christmas crafts, and an educational way to incorporate them into your lessons! In December, my classroom becomes a North Pole workshop as I teach my … [Read more...] about Easy Classroom Christmas Crafts