Happy Monday! Today's topic is a portion of the Language Arts curriculum that I personally feel does not always get the same amount of attention as Reading and Writing: Media Literacy. I decided it would be good to suggest a brief lesson idea for each grade level that can be found in a public school, … Continue reading Fun Media Literacy Lesson Ideas for your Students
Happy Friday everyone! First of all, I am so sorry that this post is going up a couple of days later than it was supposed to. This week has been EXTREMELY hectic work-wise, and I'm still trying to get back into a consistent schedule for the blog. But all of that aside, today I want … Continue reading Using “Strings” in Math Lessons: Why I Like this Trend
If you've read my post on Sir Ken Robinson, then you've heard about some of the emotional and mental consequences of high stakes testing on students. While high stakes testing is not as common in Canadian schools than it is in other parts of the world, there are still large numbers of students who face … Continue reading Preventing Stress During Tests: Some Strategies I Plan to Use with my Students
As some of you may know, I am an avid reader. I love books and the beautiful sense of escapism that they provide from the craziness of everyday lives, and I want my students to feel this way about reading too. Something that solidified this goal for me was a conversation that I had while … Continue reading Helping Students Develop a Love of Reading
I hope you've had an amazing week! Seeing as Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend, I thought it would be good to share a few Thanksgiving activity ideas that you can use with your students. Enjoy, and please feel free let me know which other activities you like to use in the classroom during this time … Continue reading Thanksgiving Activity Ideas for the Classroom!
Hi everyone! Yesterday, I received a call to work for the day in a JK/SK classroom. I was admittedly a little nervous, as I have learned that Kindergarten is a little bit outside of my comfort zone, but I was pleasantly surprised as the day started, and can say that this was one of the … Continue reading Keeping Kindie Kids Engaged at School
Alliterations aside, I wanted today to be a fun post, and I absolutely love doing Fall-related activities in the classroom. With the first day of Fall happening this week, I wanted to share a few of my favourite Autumn-inspired Art projects for students with you. Versatile Warm and Cool Colour Trees: In this activity, students … Continue reading Amazing Autumn Art Activities!
I hope you all are having a great week so far! Today, I am writing something that is somewhat similar to my post from Monday, and sharing a few ideas from the Intermediate English course that I took online last summer. One of the most interesting and useful assignments from that class (in my opinion) … Continue reading Ideas from my Intermediate English ABQ: My Future Writing Program
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Now that we are in the second week of school, I decided to fulfill a promise that I made towards the end of the summer, and share a few more game and activity ideas that I picked up during my recent Math AQ course. "Magic … Continue reading More Math Game Ideas (+ my thoughts on Family Math Nights)
Hello! Today I wanted to take a chance to write about something that I have always been extremely passionate about, and which has always been a big part of my life: music! I have a very eclectic taste in music and as a teacher, I hope to take every opportunity that I can to bring … Continue reading Why (and how) I Plan to use Music in my Classroom Every Day