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Read on to hear a few reasons why I am a thankful teacher and find the recipe for my grandma's famous 7-Up cake.
Here are a few strategies and motivating activities that are sure to boost writing abilities and confidence in the classroom.
Explore outside the four walls of the classroom on a number adventure. Use a number walk as a discussion point for how numbers are used in our daily lives.
One student's request to share a homemade book with classmates turned into a genre study on how-to writing. Read on to see how one piece of writing can inspire others to take a writing risk and create their own how-to works of art.
Use Barbara Kerley's One World, One Day for a whole class lesson on the power of words and images while determining the author's message. Read on to see how it can be used for this lesson and a few other teachable moments in between.
Do you want to encourage and promote a positive reading environment with your students? Read on to see how sharing your love of reading can open a world of reading possibilities.
Use National Geographic Kids Little Kids First Big Book of Animals for a 3-2-1 informational reading strategy with students, while leading a classroom discussion that helps students learn more about animals and their habitats.
Use Scholastic Reading Club's, National Geographic Kids Little Kids First Big Book of Animals by Catherine Hughes to introduce your students to nonfiction text features.
Within the design thinking model, individual learning styles can be validated through a project based learning experience. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires inspired our introduction lesson to design thinking. Read on to see...