The days before tests are always known as the stressful days for students and teachers. It should not be. It should be fun because as simple as it might sound – children learn more when having fun and teachers become more relaxed when they see their students “getting it”. The internet is filled with lots of ideas from amazing teachers and I created something to relieve the stress and brighten up your classroom or hallways before testing.
The smallest thing can make the biggest impact. Teaching children to get in the habit of doing kind things and paying it forward helps build a better future and can change our world.
Currently, we hear of so many bad things happening all over the world and it sometimes makes us feel like everyone is losing their minds – like there is no more good around us – like it’s almost the end of the world. That’s not true. There are still good people everywhere and there are many people that need our help. It does not need to be something big. It could be something as simple as a smile that would change someone’s life. Continue reading “15 Pay it Forward Resources for Kids – Books, Activities, Videos – Lets Change the World”
Water covers 3/4 of the earth’s surface and all living organisms need water to grow and survive which is why the water cycle is important. learning about the water cycle should be fun. I compiled a list of 10 water cycle activities that will definitely make the kids amazed. Also, don’t forget to check out my Freebie! It is a set of 16 task cards that come in color or black and white. Just print, laminate for durability, and use! A recording sheet is included. Continue reading “10 Amazing Water Cycle Activities and Extra Resources”
These items found on Amazon help children learn the letters efficiently and enjoyably. The alphabets are the building blocks of language and in order to learn how to read and write, they must be able to recognize each letter as well as the sounds connected with that letter. They must also know the letters in order and out of order.
Learning the alphabet should begin in early childhood when the brain is fast at grasping information and making them stick. It is recommended to start learning the letters even before preschool age. The most important tip is make learning fun! Use a variety of learning tools – not just alphabet books. Children need to create, touch, and use their senses in order to learn quickly and effectively. Continue reading “10 Incredible Items that Help Kids Master The Alphabet”
The Day the Crayons Quit is definitely a fantastic book for children! Each color comes to life by writing letters to a character in the story named Duncan. Their letters explain why they quit because of how they are being used. For example, black wants to be used for more than just outlining and blue needs a break from coloring all the bodies of water. Yellow and Orange explain why they are mad at each other – each believes he is the true color of the sun.
If you have not purchased the book yet, here it is ( you can even try checking your public library to see if they have it): Continue reading “10 Creative Activities to go with the book “The Day the Crayons Quit””
Explore the human body with fun and exciting activities and experiments. I have compiled a great list for you to choose from as well as some great resources and a pack I created for the hard working teachers. Check out my best selling and favorite unit on the human body (found here) and then take a look at the amazing list!
Do you feel a little apprehensive when it is time to teach all about force and motion? Here you will find all the awesome activities and resources to help save you some prepping and thinking time. We all need a break after all. Force and motion should be fun! Right?
Before I begin with my top 10 list of wonderful hands-on activities that I compiled from many great sites across the web, you might find my unit handy. I created a force and motion pack that you can download including a PowerPoint, interactive notebooks, and worksheets.
I compiled a list of the most unique gifts for Christmas. Catch them off guard and get something that they would not expect! It is always fun to please even the pickiest person on your holiday list.
If you’ve considered starting a blog, you probably already know whether you want to make money from it or if you just want it for your friends and family to look at. If you’re looking to make money with a blog about things you are passionate about, you will be surprised to know how easy it is to get started. Here, you will easily learn how to create a blog on your very own without paying someone to do it for you.