Bring on the cute turkey cut-outs, acrostic poems, and Pilgrim hats! It’s Thanksgiving season, and now is a great time to integrate learning in all sorts of ways. Check out these quick tips, for homeschool and classroom and just for fun!
So, we all know about nouns, verbs, and pronouns. But do your kids know about similes, metaphors, and idioms? Well, get ready to teach these fun writing tricks with easy, FREE anchor charts!
Biographies: traditionally a multi-paragraph report that is either typed or handwritten. But not every student shines in this type of format. Not every child is able to do their best work in writing. It’s worth it to explore alternate biography projects.
Ok, so I’m two days early, but this gives you time to prep your lessons, right? Here are some of my favorite teaching ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day is a super fun, easy holiday to celebrate in the classroom. It brings multiculturalism, color study (green, white, and orange), folklore (hello, leprechauns!), nature […]
It’s Women’s History Month, and primo biography writing season. Which leads me to my next point: writing a biography is HARD!
Getting kids to take notes for their research is both tedious and terrible. Which is why you will need all the tricks available to help them take neat, efficient, clear, and valuable notes.
The internet can be a scary place, especially when you let kids loose for research projects! An innocent search can suddenly turn all sorts of bad with the wrong key word combination or a simple click of the mouse.
“I’ll just Google it.” It’s something that I hear my students say almost every single day. They seem to think that Google is the end all and be all of online information. Which is exactly what Google probably wants. My kids also seem to think that websites don’t lie, misrepresent, or otherwise distort the facts. […]
With increased requirements in the younger grades, especially when it comes to critical thinking and researching, it is more important than ever that we teach our kiddos early and often to cite their sources.