The five paragraph essay is a great way for middle school and high school students to learn the structure of a meaning-filled essay. Here’s the outline a student should follow: Paragraph ONE: Introduction Main theme of the essay Point one stated Point two stated Point three stated Transition sentence to paragraph #2 Paragraph TWO: Point… Read More »
Can you create equations that will let you cover or x-out all of the numbers? Roll the dice once and give this game a try. Good Luck!
As the year comes to a close and wintry activities become part of our lives, here is a bingo board you might try with your family or even a classroom. Enjoy!
It’s basic and easy once we re-remember to use the polite words, please and thank you: Please walk. Please be gentle. Please use a quiet voice. Please use your kind words. Please help me. Please wait a minute so I can listen bettter to what you have to say. Thank you for walking. Thank you… Read More »
Writing Workshops are valuable tools in helping students become comfortable writing. Including peer feedback helps make the experience richer by providing the writer information about ways to make their writing stronger. It should be a safe place for students to meet, share stories and evaluate their writings. When peers provide feedback on story content, use… Read More »
These ideas are adapted from the Modern Family website. I have selected FIVE chores, but let’s call them Family Responsibilities. AGE 3 put away toys, pillow, loose bedding and books place dirty clothes in the hamper carry clean clothes (in a bin) to the bedroom Throw away trash in waste bins Carry small loads of… Read More »
Beyond following directions, sharing, taking turns, and being a good sport, kids need to develop the ability to: Express their feelings while using self-control Think before speaking or acting Work to keep a positive attitude Deal as calmly as possible with anger, frustration and loss Understand their own and others personal space Appreciate the value… Read More »
As the leaves fly and temperatures drop, it’s time for an almost-last chance to get out before winter settles us inside. Try this link to the list for your family adventure. A Nature Scavenger Hunt checklist Encourage each person to use their cell phone to photograph the items they find OR Grab a paper bag… Read More »
Classroom helpers are an amazing resource. The extra hands, eyes and brain power lets students receive help sooner than when its one teacher and thirty students. Leading a small group to work on a skill, practice using a tool or studying a curriculum component. Here are a few suggestions to help a small group run… Read More »
Tired of asking ‘What did you do at school today?’ and getting a shrug? Consider using these activities at home to delve into what happened at school in a more creative way. (You can also participate by sharing your details or answers!) (1) Play ABC’s about Your Day Start by offering your “a” word, then… Read More »