That is the question that was posed on The OC Blog Facebook Fan Page yesterday, and there were lots of great answers from fellow educators! Balancing the two is tough because once you finish at school (if you are ever really finished), you go home to your family and are expected to do a lot of it there as well! I even found some great new tips from the suggestions given in the eBook! Click Here for your Freebie Thanks so much! ~Charity This post originally appeared at ... Read More about Does Teacher Work/Life Balance Exist?
I remember Groundhog Day activities when I was a student were much more pronounced than they are today. It would be an entire day of facts about groundhogs, groundhog reading activities, and games that were groundhog-approved. Today, it seems as though the groundhog day children's activities are either mentioned in a sentence, if at all. With all the curriculum requirements, it is easy to see how this minor event can be skipped over entirely in elementary school lesson plans. If you ... Read More about Groundhog Day Activity Mat
This post originally appeared on SSSTeaching. Maybe you're in a classroom, homeschool, virtual or distance learning when February with holidays like Valentines, President's Day, and Groundhog Day comes around this year....you need online ways to celebrate February virtually or have a social distance holiday activities for your students! If you're celebrating Valentine's Day online this year or remotely with students here are some ideas to help! Holidays and celebrations are ... Read More about Virtual Distance Learning February Activities – Full Heart for Students
Hey teaching friends! Need a little something extra fun for a February calendar? I made a fun freebie for you! Groundhog Calendar Cards! Now - you don't have to just use them for your calendar! Print off an extra set for one of the following ideas: Pass out to students randomly and make cooperative learning groups easily. Students group together based on the character on the card - or by number (evens/odds, multiples of 3, 4, 5, or none, etc.) Pass out the cards randomly ... Read More about Groundhog Calendar Cards
Teaching place value to kids in math class can be fun - if you have some hands-on learning activities and visuals, like charts. You can utilize game boards or worksheets. The key really is for students to understand the core of what place value is, which is abstract and much harder to get across when they just "don't get it." I've always enjoyed teaching math. Whether it's place value, geometry, algebra, or even basic operations, it just makes sense to me. I'm definitely an ... Read More about Teaching Tips for Place Value