Reading workshop tip

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Reading, Writing.

Do you want to start a Reader’s Workshop in you classroom? Need some tips to get started? Teaching Upstairs shares some great advice about implementing and mastering Reader’s Workshop. I have to admit that I am a Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop junkie, and I love scouring the web looking for new ideas to integrate into my classroom. I have… Read more »

Thinking about Thanksgiving?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Holiday, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Science.

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time we teach about Native Americans, pilgrims and harvest traditions in U.S. elementary schools. But, there are also excellent ways to incorporate science seamlessly into a Thanksgiving unit. Shopkeeper STEM Roots shares how in today’s post. Do you know the secret behind the first Thanksgiving harvest success? Science! There’s a plethora… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Educational space resources

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Science.

There are so many space resources out there for educators, and TinySpaceAdventures put together this list for some of the best resources for students. Here is a teaser of some of my favorite space websites and resources to use in the classroom. The full list is available as a free download from my shop. Astronaut… Read more »

Help us Sock It to Cancer!

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Math, Pre-K.

Every day 42 children are diagnosed with cancer. 1 in 8 will not survive. Have you ever had a student become diagnosed with cancer? Have you taught any survivors? Have you ever wondered how you can help? Teacher’s Notebook is partnering up with CureSearch on their Sock It to Cancer program. What is CureSearch? CureSearch… Read more »

Simple strategies that can help your child become a math superstar

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Kindergarten, Language, Math, Pre-K.

You don’t have to cringe at the thought of math. Here are some simple, real life activities suggested by Algebra for Everybody that you can incorporate in your regular routine to help you and your child become more comfortable and competent with math. Reading, writing and arithmetic are the three most essential skills your child… Read more »

A quick lesson for qualifiers

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Language, Writing.

Teaching elementary students especially, English language learners, about qualifiers can improve their writing and meets the CCSS language standards! Lori from FunToTeachStore shares her story on how a lesson on qualifiers can drastically improve your students’ writing. One of my ELD groups had been working on biographies in their regular classroom and I started to notice the awkwardness… Read more »

Ideas to recharge your students when you have downtime

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Games, Homeschool, Physical Education.

What do you do when you get through your lesson quickly and find yourself with some unplanned free time at the end of class? A few of our shopkeepers share their go-to plans when they find themselves with extra time on their hands. Share your ideas in the comments below! Lesson Lady plays educational tic-tac-toe as a… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Web hunts/internet scavenger hunts

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Centers, Holiday.

Using web hunts or internet scavenger hunts in your classroom can be a fun experience for students and for you. It’s a great way for students to develop web-browsing skills. You do not need to be experts to develop them. Just have fun and be creative. Here is some insight from Sweet Integrations to get you… Read more »