Campfire Activities Every indoor camping adventure requires a fire, right? I mean you need to sing songs, roast marshmallows (huh?), chat under the stars (how? Get full directions on doing all three of these things here. Ah, I cannot wait for the outd
One of my favorite writing examples. Every writer has their own tone. Read aloud to hear your rhythm. //This Sentence Has Five Words: A Lesson from Gary Provost on Varying Sentence Length//Writing tips//Advice//Editing//Style//
Classroom data wall "The kids add a sticker every time they get a on their spelling tests. The other charts consist of Excel graphs made up of various pieces of classroom data. This wall became a great motivational tool for my fifth graders!
I completely forgot about these-- Cereal box t. Great for book reports or new creative writing projects. I used to do these back in elementary school and we would have to make a report using cereal boxes or a box.
Friday Journals--kids write a note to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.
We are 14 days into school (woohoo) and I wanted to share some of the ways I’m supporting my very-beginning writers. One of the best parts of grade is seeing the amazing growth students make in 9 short months. They enter writing single sentences (some
Embedding Quotations: A Common Core Lesson About Writing with Quotes
Parent/Teacher Collaboration - A great idea for conferences or meet-the-teacher nights. The teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home or other resources that the parents can take home and peruse on their own time.