Category: Curriculum

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Your Classroom

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Your Classroom

Although May signals the end of the school year, it’s also the perfect time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in your classroom. This has become a staple to many places, and just like most other cultural holidays, the true meaning has been lost. Use my ideas below to help teach your students the real story […]

How to Use Earth Day to Teach Math and Literacy Skills

How to Use Earth Day to Teach Math and Literacy Skills How to use Earth Day to teach math and literacy skills.

Earth Day is an annual celebration that is dedicated to raising environmental awareness. Communities around the world use a variety of celebrations from planting new trees, running 5K races, or picking up trash throughout neighborhoods. Earth Day provides teachers and parents with the opportunity to teach children how to care for the world around them. […]

4 Methods for Teaching Math in the Classroom

4 Methods for Teaching Math in the Classroom Piece of graphing paper with magnetic numbers to help teach math.

Teaching math in the classroom can be quite a challenge in today’s multi-ability classroom. It’s not uncommon to have a mixture of learning styles, as well as a wide range of educational abilities. Some students require extra assistance with picking up on new concepts while others may need an extra challenge. To help make teaching […]

5 Benefits of Using Games to Teach Math

5 Benefits of Using Games to Teach Math Students playing a math game.

Using games to teach math isn’t a new concept. I fondly remember my early elementary school days filled with a variety of educational games. It’s truly an old-school method that still works in classrooms today. I just so happen to love including math games in my teaching approach because (1) they are fun, and (2) […]

10 Free Math Websites for Elementary

10 Free Math Websites for Elementary

With the growing number of math websites, helping students work on important math skills has gotten easier. During the elementary years, students begin learning the foundational to understanding numbers. Through these years, each math concept is built upon another from counting and estimating to rounding and calculating measurements. If you’re looking for math websites to […]

How to Use Morning Work to Boost Skills

How to Use Morning Work to Boost Skills

Do you use morning work in your morning routine? Better yet, maybe I should ask if you intentionally use it to boost skills? This is one of the most overlooked resources in the classroom, and it shouldn’t be! In fact, any and every resource used in your classroom should help (you and) your students in […]

Morning Work Ideas For 2nd Grade

Morning Work Ideas For 2nd Grade morning work for second grade

It is officially back to school season so teachers everywhere are lesson planning, setting up classrooms, and planning out how to structure their daily schedule with their students. Establishing a good routine is so helpful in the classroom because it makes planning so much easier and helps ease any anxiety your students might be feeling […]

Independence Day Confetti Cannons Tutorial

Independence Day Confetti Cannons Tutorial

With 4th of July almost around the corner, moms all over America are on the hunt for some good Independence Day themed crafts and activities for their kids.   And if you’re one too, here’s something for you!  With just a handful of basic supplies that you probably already have, you can get your kiddo to […]