Teaching Central Message Using Gingerbread Man Books
Determining the central message in a story for first and 2nd grade can be tricky. Using a familiar story like The Gingerbread Man along with the guiding questions in this post can help students understand and determine the central message, big idea, lesson, or moral in a story. Find books for teaching central message in first grade and 2nd grade that make great mentor text with anchor charts, teaching ideas, and bulletin board ideas to use with them.
Bulletin Board Bonanza! - Teachers are Terrific
Science Bulletin Boards! Templates for four boards with great ideas for elementary science displays and projects for classroom teachers. Images are included to customize your boards by printing letters and designing your own displays. Easy and fun ideas to add a science bulletin board to your classroom!
How To Make Folded Paper Leaves
Want to know how to make Folded Paper Leaves quickly and easily? These DIY leaves are simple and versatile! Perfect for all sorts of art and craft projects.
Westward Expansion project for kids
10 Ways to Teach Westward Expansion During your Literacy Block- Incorporate grammar, text structure and reading skills while teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th graders about westward expansion. Find fun ideas with hands-on projects for text features, cause and effect, and fact and opinion ideal for adding to your westward expansion activities. #westwardexpansionproject
First Day of School Book Activities for You're Finally Here!
Have the best first week of school ever with the book, You’re Finally Here!, by Melanie Watt. See all the fun ways we used this back to school book companion on the blog. My students loved the getting to know you games, first day writing, goal setting, and the first day of school photo booth!
Beating The Bulletin Board Blues - Around the Kampfire
Hanging bulletin boards can be a real chore. These smart ideas and teacher hacks will help you get your back to school bulletin boards up right the first time and beat those bulletin board blues! #bulletinboardideas #backtoschool #teacherhacks
A New Role
I am writing this blog post as I listen to Emmie and her friends make chocolate chip pancakes! I am also rounding out my first full week "s...
End of the year life cycle garden open house ideas
See how we turned our hallway into a life cycle garden for our end of the year open house. Students displayed their projects and life cycle science activities for butterflies, plants, and frogs.
Life Cycle Garden Open House bulletin board ideas
Life Cycle Garden hallway display- See how we delighted our students by turning our hallway into a life cycle science garden! We displayed all of our science activities, anchor charts, butterfly math, and writing about the life cycles of frogs, butterflies, and plants. We even turned our students into butterfly kids! This post has FREE life cycle printables for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade including a Butterfly Kids narrative writing craft! So many fun activities to get kids writing about science!
Spring Bulletin Board Ideas- Life Cycle Garden
Life cycle garden Spring bulletin board ideas that are the perfect science hallway displays for a parent open house. We displayed butterfly, frog, and plant life cycle activities.
A Peek At Our Literacy Week writing activities & bulletin board idea
Literacy week ideas for kids-Celebrate Read Across America week by having your students give an author a gift! First, second, and third graders write about what their favorite author has given them as readers then “bake” them a cake! Ideal literacy week activities that make a great bulletin board idea for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classrooms. #literacyweekideas #bulletinboard