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Jun 26

Ten Interesting Facts . . . . The American Civil War

  1. In August 1863, while Abraham Lincoln was heading home from the White House someone took a shot at him. The bullet went through his hat. Lincoln asked the guards to keep the incident quiet because he did not want to worry his wife. 2. The first confrontation of the Civil War took place …

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Jan 14

Teaching Mr. Popper’s Penguins

  Five Activities to use with Mr. Popper’s Penguins Activity #1 [Music] Mr. Popper had the idea of training the penguins to perform for an audience to earn money.  They moved the piano down to the cellar. Mrs. Popper played three different pieces of music. The penguins were trained to perform a certain act when each piece of music was played …

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Apr 17

A Long Walk to Water Activities

  A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is based on a true story. The book tells the stories of Nya who lives in Southern Sudan in 2008 and Salva who lived in Southern Sudan in 1985. Each chapter begins with Nya’s story and jumps to Salva’s story. Ten-year old Nya spends her days walking …

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Oct 22

Teaching Students to Write a Narrative ~ The Hook

   While there are many great ways for students to begin a narrative, many students need to be taught patterns they can follow. With upper elementary students, I like to cover five methods for writing a hook.   At the bottom of this post, you will find a link to all materials needed to complete this …

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May 14

Three End of the Year Activities in One

    Try rolling these three end of the year activities into one. Your students are sure to remember this fondly all summer long.    #1 BINGO Unlike traditional BINGO games, create playing cards with student photos. This can be done easily using the Free Printable Blank BINGO Cards provided. Just Xerox your class page …

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Mar 30

Pencil Trivia

  Our school has bulletin boards up and down the hallways. Teachers take monthly turns adding student work to them. Often the bulletin boards reflect some major skill that has just been taught. Other times the bulletin boards are just fun. I thought for March 30, the day in history when the attached eraser to the pencil was patented, I …

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