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April 2019

Cross-Curricular Teaching: Science in the ELA Classroom

Over the past two years, I have been working with my team at Bushland to develop a deeper learning atmosphere for the students in our classrooms. We have spent many hours planning together to [...]

World War II Unit Launched!

My sixth grade class just finished up our unit in Social Studies and English on WWII last week. This is one of my favorite units that I do each year!  I changed the finished product up a bit this [...]

Before and After Samples

It is that time of year when I begin to reflect on how far my students have come, and what I still need to get done before school is out! As I was looking through some of my beginning and mid year [...]

April Lesson of the Month- Magic Trash Lesson and Student Samples

What a fun week I had in 2nd grade! I was lucky enough to get to go and share the April lesson of the month with all 5 sections of second grade at our elementary school! If you haven't got to [...]

Got Junk??

It's that time of year, where I get anxious to start cleaning out all of the miscellaneous items that I have collected throughout the year! Well, today I was in our 2nd grade hallway and noticed [...]

Transitions in Writing: A Smooth Move

Transitions, transitions, transitions. The goal of any writer is to create a smooth, flowing piece, filled with interesting information, that their readers will enjoy.  This week, my 6th grade [...]

March Madness in My Classroom = Happy Students

 

Test Prep- Day 2 Maximize Your Students' Exposure to Prompts

Today our fourth graders continued building off of yesterday's main idea sort. In this 20 minute lesson, the groups wrote a main idea sentence for each main idea blurb on a strip of paper. The [...]

Test Prep- Maximize Your Students' Exposure to Prompts

 

Hello fellow Texas teachers! It is impossible to predict the prompt that your fourth and seventh-grade students will be given for STAAR this year. The key is to expose students to as many [...]

April Lessons of the Month

WOW... Can you believe April is already here? This year is flying by! This month, the lessons are all about our planet! Whether you are studying space in K-2, or needing an Earth Day lesson for [...]