Teachers have to make tough decisions regarding standards each day. Specifically, this involves how much time to spend on the different content students need to learn. Some of the material is important to know but does not require much time. Other material is imperative to understand and needs reinforcing throughout the entire year. One of these topics involves phonics. Honestly, teaching phonics is a crucial way to turn students into successful readers and writers! Thankfully, the Phonics Word Search Bundle [Read More…]
Do you have students enter your classroom each year with math anxiety? I’m sure you do! Often, students become terrified of math from a young age. When this happens, they struggle to review previously learned concepts and be open to new material. Therefore, teachers work so hard to show students that math does not have to be scary. Yes, it may be complex and contain so much information to learn, but math is actually fun. For instance, the September Math [Read More…]
Whether your school has been back for a couple of weeks or just getting started, teachers have a similar focus. They are building student relationships while ensuring the classroom environment is supportive and welcoming. Many times, this consists of having students share their interests. Additionally, it includes learning about their academic levels. This is important to ensure lessons are not too hard or too easy. However, this can be tough when building new routines in the classroom. Thankfully, there are [Read More…]
When students begin story writing, they often feel confused and anxious. While they love creativity, it can be hard to develop an entire story. Therefore, they often become so stressed that they cannot focus on their writing skills. Thankfully, there are ways for students to work on story writing in supportive ways. Best of all, the Differentiated Story Writing Prompts ensure students write on a level appropriate for their needs. Students will love story writing with this activity!
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If you asked an adult a subject in school that terrified them, many would say math. Sadly, this would still be the same answer if students responded to this question. For various reasons, math scares students. However, no teacher wants their students to develop anxiety over math! They want students to see how hands-on and exciting the subject is. Thankfully, a crafty approach to math is the perfect way to prove how fun this class is. The Art Projects for [Read More…]
Students are always so excited about going to art class! They love getting to use their creativity and make something amazing. However, students typically only have art class once or twice a week. Similarly, some schools had to eliminate art classes due to budgets. Thankfully, there are still ways for students to learn how rich and diverse art history is. With Art History for Elementary Students, students will learn about many types of art. These art history made fun projects [Read More…]
Learning how to write sentences can be stressful and frustrating for students. Honestly, there are so many different components to work on. For instance, students must look at correct punctuation, capitalization, and spacing between words. Likewise, they need to look at spelling and sounding out unknown words. On top of all this, the sentence has to make sense. While teachers never want to cause students to feel overwhelmed, learning how to write sentences is crucial. Thankfully, the Sentence Building Worksheets [Read More…]