Category: Lesson Description

Sentence Starter Class Book

My 3rd grade co-teaching writing class has been spending some time on academic vocabulary (more on that later), and recently our focus word was “CREATE”. To follow-up our learning of the word “create” I created a creative create activity. 🙂 A sentence starter class book….

Build, Assess, Build Vocabulary with a Wordless Book

A couple of months ago I attended the IABE (Idaho Association for Bilingual Education) Conference. One of the sessions (presented by one of my favorite professors, Dr. Stan Steiner…check out his site HERE) focused on the multiple uses of wordless books. I love a…

An Indoor Hike? Part 2

Last week I shared about the efforts my co-teaching partner and I took to create an indoor hike experience for our kindergarten students, with my post, An Indoor Hike?  The goal for the following day was to use the eggs as a word box…

Snowflake Design Challenge: The Results Are In

A few weeks ago, I posted my latest bulletin board: Snowflake Design Challenge. It may be difficult to see, but to the left of the board, I placed star stickers and had people use the stars to select which snowflake lasted 3.12 seconds in…

An Indoor Hike?

This week in kindergarten our theme is hiking and the things you would see on a hike. 🙂 To set the mood, our principal donated this amazing tent: My co-teaching partner gathered up a bunch of camping, hiking, and nature books and put them…

1st Grade Researchers!

In first grade we have been learning about astronauts and transportation. Witnessing the student excitement about these topics, my co-teacher and I decided to extend the unit with some choice to learn more about either transportation or space. Using a KWL chart, we gathered…

National: Tell a Fairy Tale Day

To celebrate “Tell a Fairy Tale” day, I am highlighting some new books that have crossed my path… When I saw these, I had one of those…”why didn’t I think of that” moments. Luckily, Jasmine Brooke did! 🙂 These books start off with non-fiction…