As teachers, we are always searching for some textbook or teacher resource. Listed are a variety of sites where you can buy used teacher textbooks, as well as other student editions and classroom texts. I’ve outlined a variety of locations offline and online to search for your needs.
Ever have gaps in the day and you’re just not sure what to do? Use story recall activities to help engage students and provide a literature rich opportunity from five minutes to thirty. Students always have fun engaging in their senses.
Can you envision a group of students working collectively to collaborate on a class assignment with success? That is what the idea of collaborative writing suggests, as well as enhances skills students will use for the rest of their lives.
Consider how much students will learn with some movement activities as it relates to the functions within the human body of the lungs and heart. By engaging students with fresh games and lessons, students will be able to better explain their understanding of how their bodies work.
Do you have bad dreams about introducing watercolor to your kindergarten students? Do not fear, if you model the use of this gentle artwork style, your woes will end. Utilizing watercolor in the classroom is a great way for student to develop their fine motor skills, a great pre-writing exercise.
Making edible landforms is fun and will inspire kids to step into a different level of learning. Eat and explore!
It is essential to provide students with a variety of learning experiences that will shape their academic performance. Do you know your child’s learning styles? Teachers can provide experiences in the classroom specifically for the varied learning styles. Read on…
Ever have just a few minutes in your schedule with nothing to do? Consider some short projects that could fill those minutes with engaging information and projects for your students.
Many parents struggle with their at risk students, motivating them, as well as engaging in reading activities together. Here are some hints and tips that will benefit the whole family when it comes to reading over the summer.
Weather is such an interesting subject matter for students to create, using fun art lessons and adapting them to fit into unit studies. Check out the fun weather art lesson plans for early and older elementary students.
Tired of reading a book and not being further involved in your class? I’ve provided some examples of how to integrate art lessons to language arts and bridge the gap between children’s imaginations and understanding of literary work.
Should every child within a classroom receive individualized instruction? How do we as educators determine how much individual instruction is enough or too much and how will we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of this form of instruction?
Success in students is often measured by their grades, achievements in school and behavior. I believe there is so much more to achieving success as a student…
Kids dismiss writing because they get frustrated easily or think they can’t do an adequate job. With some tools and motivation, children can easily convey their thoughts and ideas. It often takes us thinking outside of the box for them to be motivated and encouraged.
Keeping kids learning over the summer isn’t as difficult as we make it out to be. Add some fun and games into the mix and see how much more kids will enjoy doing math over the warmer months.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Find out what skills your child can be prepared to learn or already have dabbled in, and then use the readiness standards to honestly assess where they are at.
It is fun to bring the class together to explore where people were born, have grown up and cultures that they have been exposed to. In this lesson, students are encouraged to work together and to promote social diversity.