Do you want to host a fun SHARK WEEK before the end of the year? Shark week activities are high interest end of year activities that will keep your students engaged with nonfiction when testing is done. Informational text, research, reading, and writing are just a few activities that will extend learning, crafts, games, and trading cards make learning ALL ABOUT SHARKS even more ... Read More about It’s All About Shark Week!
It's almost time to start thinking about those test prep strategies! Ughhhh... all your hard work, will it pay off? Make it count, and make it fun with these test prep review ideas! 1. One quick test prep idea is to find or create review games on Quizziz.com. This site makes it easy to create a quiz, but the best part is that students complete at their own pace! You can set the ... Read More about 10 Easy Ways to Make Test Prep Fun
Have you noticed that your students sometimes don't really give their very best effort? I find this especially true sometimes with digital assignments! It's almost like they think it doesn't count! Well, in my classroom it does! That's one reason I am a firm believer that IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK promotes GROWTH MINDSET, and that can be made easy with digital assignments and Google Classsroom. So if ... Read More about 5 Digital Tools That Work with Google Classroom for Immediate Feedback
Novel studies are a traditional, yet sometimes controversial, classroom practice. Why should teachers do novel studies in their classrooms? There are several reasons why I believe it is important to incorporate novel studies, but first let me tell you when and why I became adamant that novel studies would be an important part of my daily classroom routine! Why I Believe in the Power of Novel ... Read More about Why Do Novel Studies?
Teaching in December is hard! We let our guard down and have some fun with our students, make memories, and let some important things go for a week or two. Coming back in January can be a challenge, but it's a great time to re-establish rules and routines! You can also use this time to encourage students with growth mindset activities and establish do some goal setting too! I'm sharing some free ... Read More about New Years Activities and Growth Mindset