Teaching about word families is an important part of teaching students to read and spell. These word families help them to learn that they can use the same letter combinations to decode and spell words. Word families also help to reinforce rhyming skills and increase reading fluency. Providing students with
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Teaching about space is such a fascinating and fun subject! When teaching concepts like these, especially to young minds, using a hands-on, interactive approach is important. Engaging their growing brains in a hands-on way helps them to learn and understand new concepts in a fun way. As teachers, it seems
Want to turn your students into mini meteorologists, but not sure where to start? Weather lapbook activities are an amazing way to engage your students in a study of different types of weather while also saving you time and classroom space! You realize that your next themed study is weather.
Winter is a magical time! And if you ask students, many will say it is their favorite subject. I love teaching my students all about winter with an interactive winter lapbook. Winter lapbook activities are not only fun but also include skills in math, science, vocabulary, writing, and more! It’s
The month of December is a time filled with fun, excitement, and lots of holiday cheer. It can also be a bit overwhelming with all the activities, parties, treats, and holiday chaos the season brings. I like to keep my students engaged with hands-on learning that features a holiday twist.
I love to incorporate playdough into our classroom learning time because it is such a fun and engaging way for students to practice academic skills while also working on their fine motor skills. Playdough mats are the perfect way to blend fun and learning for your students. Playdough is so
Working with your students in small groups to practice and hit their differentiated learning standards is super important. However, sometimes getting students situated into their small groups in an orderly and calm manner can be challenging. We all know that unstructured time can lead to a lot of distraction and
Number sense is such an important part of the math curriculum in lower elementary grades. It is up to us to be sure our students gain a solid foundation so they can keep growing their knowledge and skill base as they get older. This is done by teaching and reinforcing
Have you ever heard of Bat Week? This year it will be celebrated the week of October 24th-31st. It is the perfect time of year to honor these spooky creatures that may go bump in the night. Bat Week is an annual celebration that happens internationally to celebrate the role
Hands on learning is so important for all students, but especially younger ones. Students are able to explore new concepts in all kinds of different ways. Hands on learning also helps to engage the brain to create and expand new ideas. It is our job as teachers to find new