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Category: SEASONAL IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

SPRING BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS

I hesitate to write this for fear of jinxing it, but… I think spring has finally sprung in these parts. I’ve worn sandals for the past two days. Admittedly, my toes were a bit chilly, but I do think the winter is behind us.  If you’ve been reading my blog

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EASTER ACTIVITIES, BOOK IDEAS, and PRINTABLES for KIDS

Please visit my Pinterest Boards if you are interested in seeing more ideas that I have collected and to read my comments and suggestions for using these. {source via CFClassroom on Pinterest} {source via CFClassroom on Pinterest} {source via CFClassroom on Pinterest} {source via CFClassroom on Pinterest} {source via CFClassroom on Pinterest} {source via CFClassroom on Pinterest} The Night Before Easter is another one of Natasha Wing’s spins

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VALENTINES DAY MATH ACTIVITY for AREA and PERIMETER

In my school, each classroom has abulletin boardin the hallway. Mine is located dead center at the end of the main hallway. I had taken down ourWinter Writing Projectswith thesuper-cute, paper-pieced snowmen holding them. I had put up red butcher paper. And that was it. My mind was blank and

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Snowmen at Night {a Writing Project & Craftivity}

{click to access and download the Snowmen at Night Writing and Craftivity Packet} In addition to the winter writing and cutie-patootie snowmen that I blogged about yesterday we rocked one additional snowman project in my classroom recently. {click image forreviews} I began by reading the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn

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GINGERBREAD: A MOTIVATING TEACHING OPPORTUNITY

I’m getting ready to launch perhaps favorite unit of the year…GINGERBREAD!!  Students are so excited about the holidays at this time of year. I needed a way to use that excitement as motivation to fuel great learning, but it’s important to be sensitive to the fact that not all students

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IDEAS for FALL BULLETIN BOARDS

 Enjoy the tour. OWLS {blog post andproduct link} THE LORAX {blog post and product link} This is a fun project to do when studying “wants & needs,” Dr. Seuss, Earth Day, or character traits. HAUNTED HOUSE FOR SALE {blog post and product link} SPIDER RESEARCH {blog post and product link} PENGUIN research

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Easy Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas

Each teacher has a bulletin board in the hallway at my school. I think it is my favorite one to do because it can be random. I like everything in my classroom to match whatever color scheme or theme I selected for the year, but the sky is the limit

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