Early in my teaching career, I was covering a long-term substitute position for a third grade classroom. These students knew me pretty well from subbing in their building and classroom almost daily, so I wasn't a "newbie" on the street in their room. I was filling in for 8 weeks in February and March. Beginning almost immediately, I was getting a lot of interruptions from kids just tattling on one another for silly little things. After several days, I could see this situation had ... Read More about Finally a Tattling Solution!
Setting up a leprechaun trap in your classroom can incorporate science (think simple machines), social studies (the history of the legend of the leprechaun), and literature in your lesson plans. The best part is that they can be as complex or as easy to put together as you like. It is usually a rarity when I ask parents to get involved in their child's homework projects because I know the majority of the time, it is really a "parent vs parent" result. But, sometimes it is just fun ... Read More about Last-Minute Leprechaun Fun!
A leprechaun is on the loose in your classroom! Your students must fill out the wanted poster by writing a detailed description of his appearance. This is a fun way to practice descriptive writing and adjectives! It can be used for multiple grade levels. The first page explains the problem (a loose leprechaun!) to the students and provides a space fo them to brainstorm some "descriptive" words. The second page is the "Wanted Poster". Students will write a description of the loose ... Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Writing Activity
FREE Mother's Day Coloring Pages! This resource is perfect for your students to color a different page each day, write about their Mom, Grandma, etc., staple them into a book, and create a wonderful Mother's Day Gift Book! FREE Mother's Day Coloring Pages! This freebie comes with four pages for your class. * One page has the word MOM at the bottom in a fun, funky font for your students to color. The directions are for your students to "Draw Your Mom" on this page. * One ... Read More about It’s Never Too Early To Plan For a Great Mother’s Day Gift!
Deltoids + biceps = raising your hand to get your teacher's attention. Deltoids + biceps + more than 20 seconds = muscle fatigue. Muscle fatigue in primary kiddos leads to either: a) student(s) calling for you to come see them from across the room -or- b) student(s) following you around the room tapping or tugging on you. It's hard to be 1 teacher in a room of 20+ students, all of whom need your support and attention right NOW. But I've come up with a way to avoid tired ... Read More about Cupping Up Some Visual Help