At the beginning of the school year, teachers have to make SO MANY decisions when it comes to their classroom and one of them is about work spaces. Often, people just do what they have always done. For me, one benefit of changing schools every year for my past 7 teaching years (yes all 7!) … Continue reading Desks vs. Tables
My class last year was an interesting one! It was a challenge for sure, but the best projects I did were collaborative ones. My students loved creating this project which was inspired by this project I found on Pinterest (of course). My kiddos were super into it and so motivated to put in their best … Continue reading Collaborative Art for the Win!
When it comes to art I am a work in progress. There are certain art lessons that I love to work through with my students that can take days and days and are super fun, but sometimes you need a little lesson to get you through a 40 minute art period or you want to … Continue reading Guided Drawing: Underrated Art Lessons
Snacking is my passion, so is teaching, but everything is better with snacks. As teachers, our snack choices are limited by so many conditions! No nuts, no mess, no utensils, no time, nothing that needs to be heated up or refrigerated and things that can last in a desk drawer for emergencies! I am a … Continue reading Top 5 Teacher Snacks
Our school was lucky enough to receive free workshops for our grade 6 classes from Scientists in School (I think we did the "Classy Critters" workshop) and it was AMAZING! The workshops would cost about $200 per class - it seems well worth it. My students love science anyway, but they were very engaged, pushed out … Continue reading This Week in our Classroom: Biodiversity