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How to Teach Theme and Why We Need To Teach It

How to Teach Theme and Why We Need To Teach It

The theme of a story may not be one of those skills we think of to teach.  However, theme is a very important skill kids need to learn to master.  When kids understand how to find a theme of the…

Fall Fables and So Much More!

Fall Fables and So Much More!

I am thrilled to begin an ELA unit to kick off the fall!  You’ll want to take a look at this one, because it will keep you up to speed on the skills you need.  This unit is designed around my favorite…

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,…

6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

As a classroom teacher reading was one of my favorite subjects to teach. I was never much impressed with the curriculum I had as a classroom teacher, so I was always trying to find ways to liven up and add…

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…

30 + Favorite Books For Kids 9-12

30 + Favorite Books For Kids 9-12

I had the good fortune of living in the times before VCRs, (what are those?) computers, and video games tempting to take over my time and interest.  Those were good times, right?  What did we do with our time without all…

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…

How To Make Reading Fun

How To Make Reading Fun

In this post I hope to share with you strategies to make reading fun. No matter how long I’ve been teaching I’m always looking for better ways to make learning easy and fun. Going back to what we know about…

Summer Learning: 7 Ways To Keep Our Minds Active This Summer

It may not officially be summer yet, but we’ve already declared summer break!  We’ve completed our 180 days so now it’s time to get ready for next year.  Actually that’s not 100% true.  While I’m in the earliest stages of…

5 Books That Have Hooked My Kids

5 Books That Have Hooked My Kids

This post may include affiliate links. Sometimes things happen that make you wonder if your child is really yours.  Today I’m talking about reading.  I’m an avid reader.  I can’t stand to be without a good book.  I’m in three…