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Social studies

First, Next, Last Story Pattern and Social Studies Connection

This was too cute not to share!!! At the end of last week, I visited our first graders to work on story plans focusing on first, next, and last. Their teacher shared with me how she was connecting [...]

Building Schema

What a busy last few weeks I have had with my family. I worked most of June, and was really looking forward to a little family time on our summer vacation! Last week, my husband and I took our [...]

Reading for Information/Response to Text

Look at these samples from Mrs. Strickland's 3rd grade class! They are busy as can be preparing for their reading STAAR test coming up next week. After reading an article on the monarch butterfly, [...]

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 [...]