The 12 Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Third Day of Christmas – Vocabulry Template

Follow with me each day as I post my 12 gifts of Christmas for teachers. Each day will have a tip to encourage engaged learning in your classroom and a free gift to accompany that tip. Here goes the third day! On the third day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me… Three fun ways to learn … Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Third Day of Christmas – Vocabulry Template

The 12 Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Second Day of Christmas – Graphic Organizers

Follow with me each day as I post my 12 gifts of Christmas for teachers. Each day will have a tip to encourage engaged learning in your classroom and a free gift to accompany that tip. Here goes the second day! On the second day of Christmas, Elementary Ali gave to me... Two Engaging Graphic Organizers! Graphic … Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Tips and Gifts: Second Day of Christmas – Graphic Organizers

Week Sixteen Science Lessons: Weather vs. Climate

Grade 5 Science Week Sixteen Lessons This week we will continue the Earth Unit. We will be comparing Weather vs. Climate. Students will learn the difference between the two terms. Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I hope you can find something to … Continue reading Week Sixteen Science Lessons: Weather vs. Climate

Week Fourteen Science Lessons: Natural Resources and Alternative Energy

Grade 5 Science Week Fourteen Lessons This week we will continue the Earth Unit. We will be exploring natural resources and alternative energy. Students will learn about the types of resources, how we use them, and the importance of conservation.  Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout … Continue reading Week Fourteen Science Lessons: Natural Resources and Alternative Energy

Week Twelve Science Lessons: The Rock Cycle, Fossils, and Fossil Fuels

Grade 5 Science Week Twelve Lessons This week we will begin the Earth Unit. We will be exploring the rock cycle, sedimentary rocks, fossils, and fossil fuels this week!  Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this post. I  hope you can find something to help make planning this … Continue reading Week Twelve Science Lessons: The Rock Cycle, Fossils, and Fossil Fuels

Week Ten Science Lessons: Force and Motion

Grade 5 Science Week Ten Lessons This week we will be continuing the Force, Motion, and Energy Unit. We will be exploring Force and Motion this week!  This is one of my favorite lesson topics because there are so many fun things you can do! Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and … Continue reading Week Ten Science Lessons: Force and Motion

Week Nine Science Lessons: Light

Grade 5 Science Week Nine Lessons This week we will be continuing the Force, Motion, and Energy Unit. We will be exploring the properties of light this week!  Science is always fun when kids get to play with flashlights! Here is a lesson to help you plan. Links to actual materials and lessons are provided throughout this … Continue reading Week Nine Science Lessons: Light

Filling in the Literacy Gap

Science and Literacy I've noticed throughout the years that fiction is a favorite in the ELA classroom. This leads to students having great exposure to the fiction genre, but leaves a gap in nonfiction reading strategies. This is where the content areas come in. Giving students ample opportunities to read and comprehend informational texts can … Continue reading Filling in the Literacy Gap