Thanksgiving can be such a fun time in the classroom. You can still teach so much content through themed activities. You can actually do MORE rigorous activities because kids are so engaged with themed content. Today, I am going to discuss some easy ideas you can use to add Thanksgiving themed activities into your normal classroom content. Writing Thank Yous I truly believe that when teaching Thanksgiving themes, the focus should be on gratefulness. It is a great time for students ... Read More about Thanksgiving Activities for Upper Elementary
Teaching grammar should be engaging and fun for students! Today, I am going to give you 5 quick ways to make it engaging and more exciting for your students. Want to learn how to make these fun activities and teach grammar in less than 15 minutes?! Head to this blog post here! Play Games While teaching grammar, games are so easy! You can play charades to practice verbs. Or if you jump on Kahoot or Blooket, you can play any digital game to practice the skill. If you google ... Read More about 5 Ways to Make Grammar Fun
Teaching grammar is the content that typically gets thrown out when time constraints get to teachers. I was one of those teachers who didn’t always teach grammar because there just wasn’t enough time. But now, you can teach the grammar skill of the week in a different modality and way each day, without using more than 15 minutes out of your day. Monday: Intro Day On Monday, you can teach the grammar skill you are going to work on that week. When you teach it, you want to ... Read More about Teaching Grammar in 15 Minutes a Day
November is a great time of year to have some amazing read alouds! November read alouds are full of themes of friendship, gratitude, and more! “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” ― Marilyn Jager Adams I am going to share 5 great read alouds for November and what activities I would do with them! November Read Aloud Picture Books Turkey ... Read More about November Read Alouds
Preparing for parent-teacher conferences can be challenging and nerve-wracking for many teachers, but it doesn’t have to be! If you are prepared for each parent-teacher conference and you follow these parent-teacher conference tips, you will do great! Today, I am going to answer 5 commonly asked questions about conferences! What do you prepare before the conference? Before having a conference, I always have a few things prepared and ready to go. A note from the student ... Read More about Parent Teacher Conference Tips!