Hooking students at the beginning of a lesson can be a make or break moment. It’s the time that you truly create buy in for the topic you are teaching. I would do my best every day to make the hook of my lesson engaging and to truly capture the attention of every child. HereMore
Social studies time, much like science, is moved to the back burner within a long day of teaching. So many wonderful concepts are taught through this avenue such as citizenship, communities, economics, and much more! These blog posts are here to help generate engaging and creative lesson ideas for little learners.
Fall is definitely here and that means it’s time for some turkey fun! I wanted to share a few thanksgiving activities and turkey activities that you can do in your classroom as we are in the middle of November already! It’s a great time to integrate some science and reading with learning All About Turkeys. I alwaysMore
Did you know that October 4-10 is National Fire Prevention Week? It would always creep up on me and I would have to rush to find something to squeeze it in. As a child, I remember this week being a totally blast at school! The firetruck would come and the firefighters would do a demonstration.More
This year Groundhog Day is on a Monday. As a classroom teacher, I always loved Groundhog Day during the week. It’s just a fun little day to talk about traditions with the kiddos! The excitement is just grand for them. This year I created a little Groundhog Day unit to learn about the holiday! You can makeMore
President’s Day lines up PERFECTLY with our curriculum. It’s not every day that a holiday is included in our standards. We spent some time on both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Here is a peak at our Presidents’ Day activities! We started off with reading several non-fiction books throughout the week about Abraham LincolnMore
September 17th is Constitution Day. This year Constitution Day happens to fall on a teaching day so I have been working on just a few ways to integrate it. **Amazon affiliate links are used below at no cost to you. We will start with a poem. I wrote this little poem with rhyming wordsMore