teaching

Slime Science

Since I’m not in a school this year I have still been involved with kids even in my community.  Recently I held a slime science event at a local community center for parents to drop off kids and shop/wrap presents if need be.  We had four different slime stations and lots of learning and fun…

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#Hashtag Emoji Awards

I’m so excited to use these new awards this year in my classroom!  They will work for ANY grade level and the kids love them because of how “trendy” they are! With over 30+ templates there is something for each student in your class!  It even comes with a end of year fill in sheet…

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Learning Events – Engagement made easy!

I am loving transforming my classroom to enhance student learning!  It has been such a creative outlet for me as well as my kiddos! I want to share some reasons why these learning events are so fun and how they are tied to content. 1.  Plan around what your kids love!  Mario, Pokemon? Plan a…

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how Seesaw saved my Conferences

Have you heard of the Seesaw app? I just love what Seesaw does for my classroom and IT IS FREE! I’m in no way paid to promote it but the features and abilities for a classroom are endless. Being a relatively new teacher (4th year!) I need things that are EASY and work in my…

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Rockin’ Songs Grades 3-5

I love incorporating music into any lesson.  My kids love it too – it adds so much and the songs help them remember the material as well. We add it to the beginning as an introduction, in the middle to review, or right before the test to help us remember!  Songs are an integral part…

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Point of View in the Elementary Classroom

Below are some of my favorite books to teach Point of View! Don’t have them in your library? Listen to them on Youtube as read alouds.  Still great opportunity for modeling and stopping and taking notes.  We does this a couple times a week to focus on a skill or these are also available in…

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Inferring in the Elementary Classroom

 The Sweetest Fig is about a man who makes an unwise choice not to believe in the special figs.  This book leaves you to make inferences until the very last page.  It makes a great inferencing book because so much is left up to the reader to put together. Teammates is an awesome historical book…

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Setting in the Elementary Classroom

This might be my favorite book I’ve found since really up-ing my picture book game! This is excellent for setting as each person in the family vividly describes their favorite place and how it all ties together with a new sibling.  So Precious!!  This book is great for details that reflect the setting.  You can…

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Character Traits in the Elementary Classroom

  This beautiful story showcases the juxtaposition of character traits in a great way among the two daughters.  The idea of a traditional tale makes it great to teach a wide variety of topics.  I love the cultural aspect and how well it fits.  It has many great examples and is a great starting point…

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Theme in the Elementary Classroom

I love teaching theme.  Usually teaching 4th grade students have heard and had experience by the time they come to me.  Below are some great stories and activities I love to do with theme! I alwa!ys like to reinforce that theme can *apply to anyone’s life *be a lesson/moral *does not include any character names…

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