Category: Lesson Description

Novels and Engineering? YES, PLEASE!

I came across this amazing e-article by Katrina Schwartz, who writes for “Mind/Shift: How We Learn” (do you follow them on Twitter or get their newsletter? You should consider it. I love their posts!). Click HERE for the link to read the full-article…and set…

Bears & Their Habitats: Kindergarteners Create

During the month of January, my Kindergarten co-teacher and I have been engaging our students in a variety of lessons about bears and their habitats, especially their winter habitats. We used a couple stories throughout our unit to support our learning journey: Along with…

Site Update: Classroom Lessons; Featured Book Archive

Under the heading of “School & Classroom Connections”, I have added some new pages, to help you more easily access some of my past blog posts. They are: Classroom Lessons: Where you will see images from lessons and a link to learn more Featured…

Do You Know What Your Students Really Like to Read?

I thought I did, and as a co-teaching team, we thought we did, but recently my 1st grade co-teacher and I inquired more into what our 1st graders like to read. We did this as part of our kindness themed PBL, where students created…

Changing Seasons; Community Outreach Part 2

A few weeks ago, I shared a lesson that I collaborated on with my 2nd grade co-teacher, Quincey Williamson (who is simply amazing!). It started with these two books: …and transformed into a student-driven series of lessons that focused on the changing season and…

Changing Seasons & Community Outreach

With the changing seasons, a 2nd grade teacher that I work with, decided combine the grade level PBL (Project Based Learning) theme, Kindness: How can we help others, with the needs of winter. Together we created a series of lessons that built off the…