Category: Lesson Description

Winter Olympics Kick Off!

In my 2nd grade co-teaching classroom we kicked-off the 2018 Winter Olympics with a Kahoot, to gauge background knowledge, and used maps and sites to show our students where the games are being played, how many athletes are from our state, and how many…

Snowflake Design Challenge: New Interactive Bulletin Board

A few weeks ago, I found this site on Pinterest: “Winter STEM Challenges-Snowflake STEM”. While I didn’t look into the full details of the concept (meaning, I didn’t buy it on Teachers Pay Teachers), the idea did get me thinking and wondering. 🙂 I…

Sphero Devices Have Arrived!

Thanks to a school district grant, I was able to purchase 10 Sphero devices for our elementary school… …and I thought, what better way to debut them than with our 2nd grade communications unit! (See previous lesson posts: How About a KLW instead of…

Creating Resources, String Phones, and a Model Rotary Phone

Last week I shared a post titled How About a KLW instead of a KWL? There I shared how I used the Book Creator platform to create my own resource for the questions our kindergarteners still had about bears. Well, I loved that experience…

Communication Stations

Last week in my 2nd grade co-teaching classroom, we have been exploring the question: What are all the different ways we communicate information? We started with a circle map, to hear all the different ways the students already knew, and within that process, my…

How about a KLW instead of a KWL?

Perhaps I have been doing it wrong, but I have never really enjoyed the KWL (What you KNOW, What you WANT to know/learn, What you LEARNED) strategy I learned in college, and I feel I am not alone. When I talk about this with…

Bear Hibernation & Bears in Early Spring Books

A couple of days ago I shared a kindergarten lesson called, Bears & Their Habitats: Kindergarteners Create. I wanted to say more about the books that we featured and some other books that I came across, that talk about when bears wake up in…