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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  …

January Pick 3

January Pick 3

Now that Christmas break has come to an end, it’s time to regroup and focus on prepping lessons and motivating students through these cold days of January.  Before leaving for the holiday, I made sure I pinned lessons to begin…

Arizona State Study

Arizona State Study

                                                     This post contains affiliate links. We love learning about the United States! And I…

Making History Come to Life: Chickasaw Indians

Making History Come to Life: Chickasaw Indians

[ Studying history is just as important as learning reading and math skills.  History allows students to understand society and change.  It provides a sense of identity and inspires us.   I love it when I read a story to…

Space Lesson Plans

Space Lesson Plans

With a field trip to the Adventure Science Center this week, I had to divert my usual Native American theme and start hunting around for lessons on space.  Here are the lessons we used the past two weeks.   It…

3rd Grade Thursday: Fall Themed

3rd Grade Thursday: Fall Themed

Hi Ho, Hi Ho!  We’ve been working at LLCS for the past few weeks on skills surrounded in a fall theme.  Today I’m sharing the lovely lessons the 3rd grade has been working on. First off, I combined two units to create…

Fall Explorers

Fall Explorers

One of my all time favorite ways to celebrate a new season is to do a thematic unit on it! My kids adore scavenger hunts, so I made sure I had one ready for the first activity of this fall unit.…

How To Teach Vocabulary {Fall Edition}

How To Teach Vocabulary {Fall Edition}

Long gone are the days of getting out a dictionary and writing down the definitions for vocabulary instruction.   I’m really not sure what that taught us, other than hating to write down definitions. I can remember a time when…

Activities For A Fun Fall Unit

Activities For A Fun Fall Unit

Remember the days of celebrating the seasons at school?  In fall we’d make tons of fall crafts to hang from the walls and the ceilings.  We’d read fall stories and make fall treats.  School was so FUN!  Don’t get me wrong.…