Creating bulletin boards for the school hallway can be a real challenge. Not only must they look impression, but they also have to show student are learning important skills. This post two bulletin boards that were created for geometry.
Students really enjoyed creating this bulletin board. Not only was it quick and easy to put together, the finished product looks great!Continue Reading
One of my summer projects is to organize my math materials so that I will be better prepared to teach a math class next year. While going through my materials, I found a number of resources I felt would be useful to others. I am providing them in a series of blog posts. If you find this post helpful, check back. As I continue to organize my materials, I will provide additional resources.
This resource contains the foldable place value chart that I used with my fifth grade math students. Interactive notebooks help my students immensely. I hope yours will benefit by creating some of these
organizers as well. Good luck and have fun!.Continue Reading
Students will enjoy reading these Ten Interesting Facts about the Revolutionary War. Be sure to head to the bottom of the post for links to a printable version. Check out the foldable organizer link as well.
#1 ~ Population
The population of the British Colonies in America in 1775 was approximately 2,400,000. This was a small number when compared to the population of London at that time which was almost 1 million.Continue Reading
Sound Devices ~~ Alliteration, Rhyme, and Onomatopoeia
As I was looking through some lesson plans to decide what to share in this post, I came across two lesson plans I had created for my 2012/2013 school year observations. Since I wasn’t sure which class the observation would take place, I planned lessons for an entire day. I am including materials from my fourth grade language arts lesson “Alliteration and Rhyme” and my fifth grade language arts lesson “Onomatopoeia and Alliteration.” You will notice that both lessons have many of the same activities. I often planned for unannounced observations this way, as it was so much less time consuming. Also, these lessons are based on the Tennessee Student Performance Indicators (SPIs). Since the PowerPoint presentations are not locked, you can easily change the pages to your state standards or to the Common Core Standards.Continue Reading
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. Fort Sumter
The first confrontation of the Civil War took place on April 12, 1861 when Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter beginning the war. The war ended on April 9, 1865 when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House. The beginning and ending dates were used in creating the title of the Civil War novel Across Five Aprils.Continue Reading