We've been having so much fun with our dear friend Jack. To get us started we did some elf activities. We applied to be Santa's Elves first. This activity is so cute! This idea is from Cupcake for the Teacher. The original idea was for the kids to create a face and to write a story ... Read More about Elf On The Shelf
I never realized how busy of a month October is till this year. I made a list of everything I need to teach and it is a bit overwhelming! I didn't even get to Columbus Day, which I moved to next week. Each month we read a chapter book and this month we are reading Charlotte's Web. ... Read More about Spider Study Launch With Charlotte’s Web
I love Monday Made It! I'm so happy that Tara decided to continue it on a monthly basis. Like other teachers I try to read as much as I can to my students. I teach an ELD classroom that consists of all second language learners. They are so excited to hear these stories and they pick up ... Read More about Read Alouds
I am using Deanna Jump's America unit for the month of September. I've always taught American Symbols in February but I always ran out of time. I have also always run into the dilemma of how to teach about September 11th. So this year I decided to focus on America in September and ... Read More about American Symbols and Bugs!
Our second grade team decided to work on synonyms this past week. I love working on synonyms because it can really help to expand children's vocabularies in a really easy way. We made our synonym rolls in class and the kids got to make their own synonym chef hats! So cute! ... Read More about Synonym Rolls