This week I feel like I have given birth – to an AMAZING new writing unit! With the move to Australia I have been adapting to new curriculum. I have always taught informational writing to my students, but usually in the form of “how to” books. This year I will be teaching them to write […]
I have to thank Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas for this fantastic game! I have used this game for years as one of my winter themed activities at our holiday party. ...
I had so much fun with this activity that I had to share! I am a big fan of open ended challenges that encourage creative problem solving. This year my ...
I have written in the past about some of the drawing work I do with my students. If you want to read about our work with 3D objects, setting, comprehension, ...
The minibeast adventure continues! And I am now in the process of adopting (yes, that is the term) two ant colonies. I figure that the best way to study insects is to observe REAL insects, so that is what we are going to do. And, once again, I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolic’s […]
Today was day two of our minibeasts study, and it was AMAZING! We began with an immersion in minibeast books last week. The kids explored all sorts of books, and we came up with a list of questions that we want to answer over the course of the term. We then had a blast searching […]
Once again I am excited to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. I attended a FANTASTIC professional development session last week by Andrew Douch about using technology to enhance student learning. Please visit his website, as he really is a wealth of knowledge. Douch introduced us to Aurasma, an app that uses […]
I am so excited to be linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her awesome Monday Made It series! I am sharing something that my students and I made together, as the Australian schools are still in session. We have pen pals from Argentina, and we wanted to send them something special. We […]