While the weather may be snowy and cold outside, students are full of energy inside! Between indoor recess and not getting to play outside after school, students do not have a lot of options to run off their energy. Due to this, it can be challenging to keep them engaged in the classroom. It is just so hard to keep their minds and bodies calm. Luckily, winter STEM lessons are the perfect way to bring in fun, exciting lessons to [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…]
Math can be so much more engaging when you teach concepts in a new way!
This year, I added some new math crafts to my math lessons, and the results were amazing!
In my experience, teaching math has always been more effective when there are a lot of hands-on activities included in instruction. This includes lots of blocks, spinners, dice, cards, and other manipulatives. Little hands and brains seem to learn so much better when there are concrete objects to move [Read More…]
MAKING TIME FOR ART
As a primary teacher with a degree in visual art and art history, it’s so sad for me to hear that art programs across the country are being eliminated, art budgets being cut, and that teachers just don’t have time for art lessons because of increased pressure to get through other curriculum.
I’ve experienced the same things in my own district, and so I am trying to think of art in a different way to come up with some [Read More…]