Before I get into sharing this activity, I should probably start out by saying that I sort of have this thing for hot air balloons. I’ve always loved them and what they represent: adventure, travels, hopes, dreams. If anyone happens to be a thirty-something like me, they might vaguely...
Like most teachers, I love trying out new ideas and strategies in the classroom. One of the most hindering phrases in education is “we’ve always done it this way.” We can’t grow as educators and improve instruction for our students if we aren’t willing to make changes as we...
***This giveaway is now CLOSED!*** Congratulations to our lucky winner, Wendy McCarty! Love is in the air…it’s even in the blogosphere! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a Valentine’s Day Blog Hop Giveaway. With love on the brain this month, we asked ourselves: what...
As we kick off February, this week's post is going to be just like the month itself- short and sweet! It is a follow-up to one of my previous posts on American Heroes Close Reading and Opinion Writing. I always give my students a project to conclude our unit on...
Whether you’re married, in a relationship, single, or it’s complicated, Valentine’s Day gives all of us an extra opportunity to show some love. Love can be expressed in anything from a small verbal affirmation to a grand commercialized gesture. It can also come from a person of any age-...