I have a confession...I haven't always used labels and vocabulary that the regular education classes use when I teach. While I have always worked on the concepts I frequently left off or "watered down the label". For example, instead of saying we were learning about verbs or asking a kiddo to ... Read More about Teaching About Verbs
How does your class do at recess? Lately my class has been struggling with the unstructured time. Their behaviors have increased- especially during outside recess. My students are generally well behaved in my classroom with all of our supports and structure, but ... Read More about Team building and Behavior
Ready for some tasty science?! This lesson is a class favorite year after year. We start by passing around a bag of kernels and talking about what it feels like, what shape the kernels are, etc. While we don't fill it in on a chart we also make predictions about what will happen when we pour the ... Read More about Tasty 5 Senses
I know, I know, we are usually telling kids how to NOT pass the germ on to the friend next to them!Just this once we are going to encourage it...for their own good! :D For this lesson we will show them just how quickly the germs spread around. I started the lesson by ... Read More about Pass the Germs!
This is the perfect time of year for a unit on the food pyramid. Between Thanksgiving and all of the holidays in December we are all faced with endless choices of food. That's why I like to do the food pyramid unit during this time- it helps students stop and think about the different foods they are ... Read More about Food Pyramid Fun!