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Teach Four Subjects At Once! ELA Social Studies & A Freebie

Teach Four Subjects At Once! ELA Social Studies & A Freebie

Before I jump into all of the activities of our Intro to Geography unit, I just want to share how excited I am to have a unit that addresses so many skills and is FUN!  The older a child gets,…

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.…

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…

Lessons For the Week: St. Patrick’s Day Activities That Will Get A Standing Ovation

  We all know that kids love leprechauns and Lucky Charms, but I didn’t realize that I would be required to do the same lessons as last year!  My kids begged… they pleaded….they implored me to buy the same ol’ Lucky…

SHOW ME THE MONEY! A PreK-1st Grade Unit on Money, Goods, and Services

Now that our lessons have been completed for the week, and there’s been adequate time for all the information to be practiced and applied, the LLCS kids are ready to be wise consumers and producers!  Below are some of this week’s…