Biography Award Certificates, Part 2: Black History/Women’s History Months

In my previous blog post, I talked about combining technology with biography award certificates. The new Core Content State Standards (CCSS) emphasize reading and writing informational (nonfiction) texts. As veteran teachers, we were exposing our students to nonfiction texts and writing for many years. The standards just … Read More

Favorite Winter Project: Biography Award Certificates, Part 1

When I taught third through fifth grade, I enjoyed integrating technology into our classroom projects and assignments. I had more time to teach the curriculum and to include special projects. Both of my schools had, at least, five computers in each classroom. My current … Read More

Quick Guide: Travel with the Time Warp Trio!

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

Pandas for Earth Day

Some of my best ideas for fun activities have developed quickly and usually when I am not at school.  Many of these ideas have happened in the grocery store, at Walmart, or even when I am out with friends. This idea was born after … Read More

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