Persuasive writing is one of my favorite units I get to teach and my absolute favorite book to use is “Hey, Little Ant.” It takes the form of a debate between an ant and a little boy. The boy wants to squish but the ant pleads with the little boy to let him go. Back and forth they go presenting their reasons and debating what the little boy should do.
We’ve been studying maps. It sounds kinda boring doesn’t it? LOL…I thought so too until I started planning our activities. It turns out that this is now one of my favorite topics to teach. There’s just so many really cool activities you can do with maps. Since we had planned to take a trip over […]
This time of year is so much fun. There are a ton of awesome winter themes that can be used in the classroom. But, my favorite winter theme is gingerbread. I love the way it smells. Plus, the kids love making gingerbread and decorating gingerbread men. Big kids get just as into gingerbread as little […]
This year there has definitely been one subject that I’ve been wanting to improve. Getting writing in often enough has been a challenge. It’s also been really hard to keep it interesting. So, like any teacher faced with a challenge I brainstormed ideas. I know writing is a challenge for many of us, so I […]
Recently we’ve been studying some of my favorite math concepts. We explored area and perimeter with LEGOS® and sticky notes. Then, we moved on to lines and angles. We had a lot of fun learning the unit vocabulary. Since we were short on time and already had some familiarity with the vocabulary terms, I gave […]