Frog And Pond Life Activities For Hands On Learners

Many of my students don't have a lot of back ground knowledge to draw on in school. These hands on activities help students build a deeper understanding of the science and language concepts.

Many of my students don't have a lot of back ground knowledge to draw on in school. These hands on activities help students build a deeper understanding of the science and language concepts.


To begin, we start with our frog and pond word wall cards to introduce vocabulary and concepts. Our unit runs for 2 weeks, so I usually focus on 10 word wall card per week.


5 Tips Planning For Next School Year

It's the end of the year and your drowning in end of the year duties and paperwork.... BUT you can't stop thinking about the excitement of next school year. I get it- you are not alone! Here are some tips for getting prepared for next school year.

It's the end of the year and your drowning in end of the year duties and paperwork.... BUT you can't stop thinking about the excitement of next school year. I get it- you are not alone! Here are some tips for getting prepared for next school year.

1) Reflecting On The Classroom Management & Organization

Take a look around your classroom and think back over the past school year. Ask yourself these questions...


Developing Strong Concepts Of Letters

Students need a strong understanding of letters, their forms and the associated sounds. A strong understanding of letters and sounds will help your students develop higher level reading skills.

Students need a strong understanding of letters, their forms and the associated sounds. A strong understanding of letters and sounds will help your students develop higher level reading skills.

To develop this strong understanding of letters and sounds, these are the skills I focus most on:

Integrating Movement Into Math Lessons For Better Learning

Research is clear...learning through movement is an effective way to get students to attend, engage and learn. Movement can be added to most any lesson. In my class math is the subject dreaded the most, so I try to add movement to most of our math lessons. Here is a SIMPLE way to add movement that doesn't require extra materials or prep.

Research is clear...learning through movement is an effective way to get students to attend, engage and learn.  Click here for a good article on how movement effects the brain.

Movement can be added to most any lesson. In my class math is the subject dreaded the most, so I try to add movement to most of our math lessons. Here is a SIMPLE way to add movement that doesn't require extra materials or prep. Win!!