Magnet Activities

Magnet activities are the best, because there are so many to choose from. My students have some magnet background knowledge from first grade, and the third grade content isn’t too difficult. Plus, I get to do really fun hands-on activities with my class. I used my Magnet Investigations Booklet that I made several years ago […]

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Veterans Day Choice Board

Each year around this same time I start feeling crunched for time, because I’m behind the curriculum map, and assemblies and programs start popping into our day. Despite this time crunch, I feel that it’s important to set aside some time for teaching students about Veterans Day. I recently created a Veterans Day Choice Board

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Fantastic Fall Lessons

These fantastic fall lessons are not Halloween based lessons. If you’re looking for Halloween ideas, be sure to check out this post. This post share many ways to have fun with your students during this busy fall season. It also includes THREE free printables! Fall Lessons-November Writing Prompts These November writing prompts are sure to

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Bucket Fillers

I wanted to share a little more about bucket fillers.  The concept of being a bucket filler is based on the metaphor that we all carry around an invisible bucket that contains our feelings.  When we have a full bucket we feel good, and when our bucket is empty we feel sad.  We all have

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The Math Workshop Guide

Since my first year teaching I’ve loved teaching through reading workshop and writing workshop, but I never saw a way to transfer that method of teaching to math. However, I wasn’t too worried about it, because my students appeared to be learning and my test scores looked good. Fast forward three years later and my

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Measurement Unit

I finally finished my new measurement unit where students measure to the nearest one-fourth inch, and it may very well be my new favorite unit.  I’ve always loved teaching measurement, but I didn’t feel like I had a good written plan for teaching it.  I always taught piece by piece, but I wanted to have

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