Years ago when I was fresh out of high school and working as a cashier, a skinny red-headed man strolled was about to pay for his groceries when his demeanor changed. I checked his I.D. and he swipped his card. It went through. No problem. I handed him the slip to sign he scribbled an “X” […]
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 […]
Let’s talk about handwriting. It’s something that can be really hard for some kids. Poor handwriting can be due to bad habits or a lack of effort, but for many children physical issues like low muscle tone contribute. When a child is struggling with poor handwriting it’s important to assess what the specific challenges are […]