Blog posts tagged with 'classroom'

Rebuilding Your Classroom Library
Classroom Library
Take Inventory

Summer vacation is a great time to restock and reorganize your classroom library.  What changes can you make to your existing collection that will further and support literacy instruction for your students?  First, make time to quickly go through the books you currently have.  T...
Unique Pens, Pencils, and Accessories Are Something to Write About

When young learners set out to master writing skills, they will meet many challenges.  Use these supplies to help students become interested in writing.

Getting kids interested in writing can be a challenge. Writing is an invaluable skill that takes a lot of practice to perfect. Children are not always willing to practice this vital skill. When they start out, they may struggle to properly form the shapes of the letters in the alphabet. As they be...

Valentine’s Day the Fun, Academic Way

Valentine’s Day the Fun, Academic Way

February 14 is quickly approaching, so now is the time to begin planning a few fun academic Valentine’s Day activities to use with your elementary students. From handmade crafts to projects requiring critical thinking skills, these activities will open one’s heart to a love for creativity. While t...

Teaching Civil Rights in Your Classroom

MLK and teaching civil rights in your class

On January 21, 2019, the United States will observe the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. King, whose birthdate is January 15, was one of the most predominant leaders of the Civil Rights Movement during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Admired for his civil disobedience and nonviolent tactics, King...

Handling Holiday Consumerism with Your Class

Handling Holiday Consumerism with Your Class

The approaching winter holidays are a time for us to spread peace and goodwill throughout our communities. The holidays remind us of the importance of friends and our love for family. However, we are terribly influenced by the distraction of consumerism that is omnipresent in our society. It is na...

Classes Get Involved in the Choose Kind Movement

The world can be a mean, cruel place, and too many children have experienced this first-hand. In an age when anti-bullying campaigns are a necessary part of education, the "Choose Kind" movement, inspired by R. J. Palacio's 2012 novel Wonder, is gaining momentum in schools and communities across the...