I don’t know about you, but I like my learning with a side of fun. (Totally geeky and totally true) Three of my favorite things are art, kids, and learning. This 7 continents necklace combines all three. For me, that makes it an awesome project. It’s easy too! Keep reading and I’ll tell you exactly […]
If you’re an elementary school teacher, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the social studies struggle. It can be hard to teach the standards, make social studies interesting, and keep your students engaged. This post contains affiliate links. Some of my history classes back in the day were D-U-L-L. Read, memorize, repeat. Names, dates, […]
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 […]