Monthly Archives: February 2014

More Dr. Seuss for Big Kids Fun

Still looking for some upper elementary activities to use to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Pull out your pile of Dr. Seuss books and have your students work on one of these scavenger hunts that will make them think! These are … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss book lists

There is so much I love about Dr. Seuss. He was so creative, and he wasn’t afraid to be strange or make a statement. And even with the silliness, his books are smart. My love for him as an author … Continue reading

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black history month

  February is Black History Month. Read on to find a collection of Black History teaching ideas that are more than just a worksheet! Black History Who AM I? Here is a simple idea for black history month. Have students … Continue reading

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presidents day fun

Presidents Day is coming up. Did you know it originally began as a day to honor George Washington’s birthday? Today, Washington and Lincoln are most commonly honored for Presidents Day since both have birthdays in February. However, it can also … Continue reading

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how do you use your pocket chart?

Pocket charts are one of those ubiquitous classroom things. Specifically the large blue ones. More recently, the pretty and colorful Target Dollar Spot mini ones. I even had a big red one from Scholastic. And another smaller red one shaped … Continue reading

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a love poem to…broccoli and more classroom valentine fun

Have you and your students discovered the poem “Homework, I Love You” by Kenn Nesbitt yet? If not, now is as good a time as ever. (Click the link above for the entire poem!) One of my favorite Valentine activities is to … Continue reading

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