Teaching

End of the Year ABC Countdown

I cannot even believe that the end of the school year is coming up in just a handful of weeks! This year seems to have flown by, and before I know it, I’ll be packing up my classroom and heading to a new school. I will really miss my kiddos. I’ve had an awesome class…… Continue reading End of the Year ABC Countdown

Teaching

How To Use Games with Language Arts

I love to use centers for my language arts instruction. Based on my current schedule, I can really only fit them in once a week. Instead of giving the kids worksheets or having them complete a workbook page, I try to incorporate fun, learning activities into our centers. I was browsing Pinterest (I know, I completely have…… Continue reading How To Use Games with Language Arts

Art

Paper Plate Skeleton

Who loves Halloween more than kids? My students have been talking about Halloween for weeks, and have been so excited as it’s been drawing closer. For science this week, I did a lesson on bones. We talked about what would happen to your skin without bones (think: gummy worm) and then I incorporated a hands-on art…… Continue reading Paper Plate Skeleton

Teaching

Spelling Battleship

I’ve been so slow at posting lately, and I’m so sorry! I’ve been crazy busy with school starting back up and new programs being implemented at our elementary school, along with working on my thesis and wrapping up my masters program. More on my thesis and capstone project, an action research project taking place in…… Continue reading Spelling Battleship

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Prodigy

While I was a long-term substitute teacher for a third grade classroom in Logan, Utah, I gained so many amazing and useful resources from the teacher I was temporarily replacing for maternity leave. She told me about a math resource, Prodigy, that she used with her students. I had seen the students playing the game…… Continue reading Prodigy