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Biography and Research: James Robertson

Biography and Research: James Robertson

Each time I begin to create a new resource, I check the state standards to see what my kids need to learn.  Because I have a passion for history, that’s usually where I go when I’m ready to get creative.…

6 Ways to Learn About Winter Animals

6 Ways to Learn About Winter Animals

I’ve considered myself a thematic teacher for the past 12 years.  I’ve found a lot of different lessons for a great many themes.  Some of these lessons have been gotten beautiful results, while others have fallen flat.  But, I’m ok…

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

Keeping up with state standards can be a strenuous task anytime of the year.  But, during the holidays?  Over the years I’ve found ways to tie in multiple subjects with our thematic units. Because of the high level of interest,…

Native American Units

Native American Units

When I plan out my school year, I always check out the state standards. I use these skills to drive my curriculum.  Since I love teaching by thematic units, I use the social study standards to help build these units.…

Fall/Scarecrow Lesson Plans (Free Resource)

Fall/Scarecrow Lesson Plans (Free Resource)

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  Here are lesson plans for your Scarecrow week.  Reading, writing, math, treats and crafts make this easy for parents and fun for kids.  I even have a free little file…

Ocean Unit Study Resource List (with FREE Emergent Reader)

Ocean Unit Study Resource List (with FREE Emergent Reader)

This post may contain affiliate links.       Just because school is out doesn’t mean you should pack up your studies and forget school for the summer. In fact, summer can be one of the most enjoyable times to get…

Peter Rabbit Fence Building Fun

Peter Rabbit Fence Building Fun

We’ve been reading the classic tale, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and have wanted to add a little bit of rigorous fun for my upper level students.  The end of the year always prompts me to make sure my kiddos…

How I Teach History

How I Teach History

Getting a child excited about history can be a challenging feat.  I’ve found a really fun way to teach history.  Creating units around historical figures really was an eye opener for me.  As I began to concentrate on the PEOPLE…

Castle Fun-Filled Learning

Castle Fun-Filled Learning

The Magic Tree House book series is such a great resource to use in your learning.  Kids LOVE reading these historical fiction easy readers.  Using these books to teach core skills and concepts makes learning so much more exciting!  I’ve…

Arctic Animal Highlights

Arctic Animal Highlights

We are two weeks into January!  We’ve been doing a lot of fun lessons on Arctic animals thanks to some really great teaching blogs!  Hopefully this post will help you find some fun lessons.  Here are the highlights! Writing  …