quarantine activities to do with kids

Activities to do While Quarantined with Kids

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you, I may receive a commission for items purchased.  But don’t worry, I never recommend products that I don’t believe in. Fun Activities to do While Quarantined with Kids If you’re like me, you’ve already gone through your bag of tricks during this …

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

  From September 15th through October 15th every year, Americans celebrate the traditions, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.  The purpose of Hispanic Heritage Month is to recognize the major contributions and critical presence of both Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States.  It’s important to bring this celebration into our classrooms and to …

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Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you, I may receive a commission for items purchased.  But don’t worry, I never recommend products that I don’t believe in. Butterfly Life Cycle One of my favorite units of the year is the Butterfly Life Cycle.  It’s so much fun to see …

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End of the Year Activities

10 Low Prep, Must-See End of the Year Activities

10 Low Prep, Must-See End of the Year Activities You’ve made it!  The end of the school year is an exciting and stressful time full of standardized testing and teachers trying to cram in that last bit of information before the year comes to an end.  Teachers are exhausted and students are drained.  The little …

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Inferences

The Secret to Teaching Inferences

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you, I may receive a commission for items purchased.  But don’t worry, I never recommend products that I don’t believe in. The Secret to Teaching Inferences Inferencing is an important skill in our everyday lives.  We make inferences all the time without even …

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How to Host a Murder Mystery in Your Classroom!

How to Host a Murder Mystery in Your Classroom! Students love murder mystery games and the level of engagement you get during the lesson is amazing!  Not only is it a student favorite, but it’s also a teacher favorite.  Students collaborate with their peers, engage in meaningful discussion, and use problem-solving and critical thinking skills …

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What is Inquiry Based Learning?

Inquiry-Based Learning Inquiry-based classrooms are exciting, full of creativity, and student-driven.  Inquiry-based learning is not a new teaching strategy.  In fact, you probably heard the term in college.  Inquiry-based learning is a teaching model that centers around getting students excited about learning by having them pose questions and investigate to deepen their understanding.  Instead of …

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10 Classroom Procedures that will Save your Sanity!

10 Classroom Procedures that will Save your Sanity! The key to a smoothly running classroom is strong classroom management. If you don’t have a plan for your classroom procedures, it’s time to get one in place.  Whether it’s the beginning of a new school year or it’s the middle of the year and your about …

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