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Brave Irene: Book Cover & Story Elements Lesson

We love Brave Irene and EW book cover lessons at our school!  Want to join in with us on this lesson?  Click the book cover templates below to download and then copy them double sided! Just post a [...]

Teacher Modeling: Pick- List- Choose

My class started the January lesson of the month with a seven day process piece about having a "growth mindset" in 2020. Yesterday, I showed them the vision boards and also discussed what a growth [...]

Kinder Lesson of the Month- Student Samples

Oh my goodness! I had so much fun in kindergarten today. Let me tell you, those little cuties sure keep you on your toes! I was in a hurry to get from my classroom on one campus to the elementary [...]

January Lessons of the Month

I know, I know... I say this every month, but I am SO excited to share the January lessons with you!!! They are packed with social-emotional lesson connections in a nice cozy winter theme:) Be [...]

Suspenseful Riddles- The Mitten

Wow! The holiday break is going by so fast! I hope you all have had a nice relaxing break. Over the next week, I will be sharing with you what I am planning in my lesson plans as well as some of [...]

The Ultimate Gift

I have had so much fun getting to know my students even more through the lesson The Ultimate Gift! This last week we began working on the lesson. First my students rotated around the room and [...]

Preposition Bingo

This last week my students have been reviewing prepositions. Most of you know that before I taught 6th grade, I spent five years teaching 4th-grade ELAR, which is where I fell in love with EW. I [...]

Prepositions Practice Lesson and Samples

Here is a fun way to practice writing with prepositional phrases. This week my class is reviewing identifying prepositions and using them in their writing. What better way to get in a little [...]

December Lessons of the Month

The December lessons are here! I am so excited to get to do these in my class. We are starting the Grinch descriptive segment tomorrow. More to come! If you have not downloaded the lessons yet, [...]

Comparing Literature: Rough Face Girl VS. Cinderella

WOW! I never thought this lesson would turn out to be as much as it did, but I was amazed! Last week, my 6th grade students and I went to our Elementary to work with one of the second grade [...]