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Glue & Salt Painted Pumpkins: A Fun NO PREP Fall Project! Posted on 12 Oct 10:24 , 0 comments

Here is a fun art project for fall that takes (almost) no prep at all, is super fascinating for most children! It incorporates a bit of science in it, since the children get to see how the salt absorbs the water, and then how the colors diffuse and travel up the salt covered lines. This project can be adapted to suit just about ANY theme!

Teaching First Graders to Write an Insect Report (Freebie!) Posted on 29 Apr 10:40 , 0 comments

  Have you ever wondered if there is a relatively easy way to teach children to write their first report?  Well, YES- I believe that there is!  Scaffolding the process is the key.  If each step is taught and each paragraph written … Continue reading

“The Marble Run” Student Progress Bulletin Board- (Free Download!) Posted on 25 Sep 09:34 , 1 comment

Here is a fun bulletin board that I put together to showcase my students’ progress and motivate them academically. I use mine to show progress in Accelerated Reader (AR), but it could be used for any subject, such as sight words, math facts, alphabet letters learned, etc.

We’re Bugging Out All Over! Posted on 04 Mar 10:21 , 0 comments

Well, it is not spring quite yet, but we certainly have spring fever in my classroom!  We have taken down the snowy white bulletin boards and replaced them with some flowery boards with insects on them.  It’s wonderful to … Continue reading