End of the Civil War Found Poetry

There are five days of school left. It was a really trying year–personally and professionally–but now that we are on short time, I feel like it flew by. I suppose that is always the case. I wanted to try something

End of the Civil War Found Poetry

There are five days of school left. It was a really trying year–personally and professionally–but now that we are on short time, I feel like it flew by. I suppose that is always the case. I wanted to try something

Using Google Slides for Active Engagement

The month of May tends to inspire a creative slump in my thinking….along with lots of anxiety and stress! I was quite pleased when I came up with TWO new success starters, both utilizing Google Slides. Using Google Slides forces

Using Google Slides for Active Engagement

The month of May tends to inspire a creative slump in my thinking….along with lots of anxiety and stress! I was quite pleased when I came up with TWO new success starters, both utilizing Google Slides. Using Google Slides forces

The Battle of Shiloh

This post isn’t going to change your life, but I thought other people out there might be using Ken Burns’s Civil War series in their history class. It’s even on Netflix right now which makes it really easy to access!

The Battle of Shiloh

This post isn’t going to change your life, but I thought other people out there might be using Ken Burns’s Civil War series in their history class. It’s even on Netflix right now which makes it really easy to access!

Memory Game

If you are a teacher, I’d love to hear if you get bored during this time of the year. I have a million things to do every day, so I’m not bored in that sense. I’m bored in the sense

Memory Game

If you are a teacher, I’d love to hear if you get bored during this time of the year. I have a million things to do every day, so I’m not bored in that sense. I’m bored in the sense

Practicing Claim and Evidence

Every year, I go crazy teaching about George Washington. I love G. Wash! He’s fun to talk about and the kids enjoy learning about him. Then, we get to John Adams. Our textbook barely glazes over him, and he is

Practicing Claim and Evidence

Every year, I go crazy teaching about George Washington. I love G. Wash! He’s fun to talk about and the kids enjoy learning about him. Then, we get to John Adams. Our textbook barely glazes over him, and he is

Friendly Feedback

For a few years, my building has encouraged peer reviews–quick walkthroughs that allow us to see more teachers in action and more students in varied environments. I really enjoy this! I know it can be nerve-wracking, both to watch and

Friendly Feedback

For a few years, my building has encouraged peer reviews–quick walkthroughs that allow us to see more teachers in action and more students in varied environments. I really enjoy this! I know it can be nerve-wracking, both to watch and

Acrostic Poem Success Starter

I’m always looking for new and fun ways to get kids engaged in class right away. No sense in having them twiddle their thumbs or cause trouble while I’m taking attendance! Additionally, I read some time ago that the first

Acrostic Poem Success Starter

I’m always looking for new and fun ways to get kids engaged in class right away. No sense in having them twiddle their thumbs or cause trouble while I’m taking attendance! Additionally, I read some time ago that the first