I personally believe that traditional summer packets are important to help students practice basic skills. However, I do believe that we need to add more options for students to explore other areas of the curriculum, so they can improve their critical thinking skills.
Do you spend your hours searching for a quality education website to integrate into your classroom curriculum? Most educators know about BrainPop, Raz-Kids, Reading A to Z, and Discovery Education (formerly United Streaming) education websites. You may not know about Fun4theBrain.com! Fun4theBrain.com is an awesome … Read More
I ended my school year at this time after spending three days (one was our last contracted paid day) purging 21 years of papers, activities, and teacher resource books to fit into my new small classroom. I am sharing my journey of downsizing to help other colleagues who are having the same experience.
I wanted to do something different this year for my Basic Skills students. At the end of the year, we give the students a report card and the phrase, “Have a great summer!” This will be the first year that I am giving my … Read More
What resources do you use to help your second and third-grade elementary students understand history? That was the question on my mind as I searched for materials to help my second graders learn about Ancient China. I had plenty of fiction and nonfiction picture … Read More