Edible Physical Maps: Hands-on Activity

Let’s set the record straight. Kids love food. Kids love touching food. Kids love learning with food. Anytime that I can incorporate food in an activity is a hit in my book. Want a fun, engaging, food filled activity that students can actively learn about the landforms of the United States and later eat their creations? This is the perfect activity! Continue reading Edible Physical Maps: Hands-on Activity

A Math Game Sure To Engage Even Your Most Reluctant Learners

What better way to learn math than through fun games! Technology is cool and all, and yes there are a ton of online resources at the tip of your fingers, but sometimes it’s fun to get away from devices and play a “good old fashioned” game on the floor! In my first years of teaching, my school required us to teach math for 90 minutes each day. Twenty of those minutes were strictly designated for students who needed intervention. Money and resources were not available to hire a math coach so we, the teachers, were in charge of providing RtI … Continue reading A Math Game Sure To Engage Even Your Most Reluctant Learners

My Favorite Back to School Activities

The start of the school year has arrived! I wanted to share with you my favorite back to school activities that can be done on the first day or any day that first week. That first day/week can be tiring just because you are prepping for the new school year, learning all about your new students, and setting and explaining your classroom expectations and procedures. The beginning of the school year is the start of a wonderful opportunity to know your students and form a trusting relationship. What better way to start your school year than with some fun and … Continue reading My Favorite Back to School Activities