How to Teach Arrays I love learning about arrays because they are so visual which allows for a lot of really fun rectangular arrays activities and practice! I love hands on math stations and centers so I'd love to share some of my arrays and repeated addition ideas with you! Hopefully you learn some fun, new math instructional strategies to implement in your classroom! One of my favorite things to do for math instruction is paint! Really! Dinosaur Coloring Pages Raawr! Dinosaur coloring pages are here! T-rex, Triceratops, STEGOSAURUS (...) coloring pages PDF One of the more fun things with dinosaurs is we don't and can't know what color they were (I would like mine pink thank you) so there is no going wrong when coloring these.These are just some of the kids favourite dinosaurs - tyrannosaurus, triceratops, brontosaurs and stegosaurus. Those were also my favourite ones when I was growing up and I wanted to have all dinosaur coloring books out there. I loved to color Tyrannosaurus ones the most and would welcome an occasional triceratops whereas the little boy these were made for likes brontosaurs and stegosaurus the most (go figure).
It's Not How Your Classroom Looks, It's About How It Feels Last week, before the arrival of Ida and Oskar, I was able to sneak in some work time in my new room. As I stood there trying to envision what the room would look like, I realized that it didn’t much matter for two reasons. One; what it looks like empty is vastly different from when it is filled with 20+ 5th graders. Two; more importantly the emphasis should not be on what it looks like but what it FEELS like. So some questions I pondered as I set it up: Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. If you would like to suggest another topic, please send it and a set of questions to begin the topic. Copyright © 1997-2010 by The Internet TESL Journal Pages from this site should not be put online elsewhere.Permission is not required to link directly to any page on our site as long as you do not trap the page inside a frame.
Homework Hub: Book Report Sandwich We've heard it all before. You can't find your homework, but you swear you just had it in front of you. Avoid the embarrassment of misplacing your report 5 minutes before you have to turn it in — and all the other following scenarios — by putting some method in the your messes' madness. Apple Number Puzzles 1-2-3 Come Make An Apple Puzzle With Me! A quick, easy and fun way to get your kiddo’s sequencing numbers is via a number puzzle, which is also great for fine motor and higher level-thinking practice. One of my Y5 report card standards was to be able to put a puzzle together, so this was especially beneficial. Here's How You Make A Puzzle: Choose either apple puzzles with number strips from 1-10, for younger students, or skip counting apple puzzles, with number strips that count by 10's to 100. Print off the apple puzzles on white construction paper or card stock, laminate and cut out the individual numbered strips. Keep each puzzle in its own Ziplock Baggie.
AUTUMN LEAVES It may be a little bit late to post these autumn leaves, but they are worth it. I saw the initial idea in my child’s creche. It took me some time to perfect the pattern and the instructions. You will need: colored printer sheets, a pair of scissors, a pencil and some glue. These are the two basic leaf shapes. What Does It Mean To Inspire? What inspires your students? Photo courtesy (CC) AlicePopkorn via Flickr Inspiration, it means something slightly different to everyone. Education World EducationWorld wants to help you turn your students into the best readers possible. To do that, we have compiled the "Reading Room" a huge list of articles and activities designed to help you teach reading. We start with research-based concepts, ready-to-use tools, and extensions for learning provided by our own "Reading Coach." After that, we have all sorts of useful tools including scripts for reading aloud in the classroom along with other resources. Tying Read Alouds to Standards This list of suggested activities and strategies will help you make every read aloud count, and assure your principal that you are focused on meeting standards. Glimpses Into Read-Aloud Classrooms Merely inviting students to contribute verbally when you read aloud to them isnt enough.
Word Family Sort This online activity is designed for beginning and struggling readers to help them recognize word patterns and learn about onset and rime. Students are first asked to select a vowel, and are then presented with a series of words to sort into short-vowel word families. Students can then print their completed word family chart and use it to practice reading the words fluently. This activity is modeled after the word family sort referenced in Small Group Reading Instruction: A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers by Beverly Tyner (International Reading Association, 2004). Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
FREE Adding to 10 Apple Tree - Life Over Cs Here’s a confession. I really tried not to make another apple themed resource. But I just couldn’t! I just have so many ideas! FREE Printable Art Collages 4 Free Art Collages for your child to practice their art skills! Includes Build a City, Build a Farm, Create an Ocean, and Create a Face. Includes both color and black and white cut-outs. There are 3 levels of difficulty depending on your child's age and skill level: Work Hard, Be Courageous, Celebrate Growth: The Story of Our Brain Books Brain Books have become the anchor within our learning environment, for our students as well as us personally. Ann and I have been excited to share this resource- a good idea that our students made great. But as we have tried to put the idea in print we have struggled a bit…. Then Ann reminded me again of the great words of Simon Sinek, “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.” So here is the story of the WHY behind our Brain Books:
Macmillan Straightforward Class Activity Ideas These practical activity ideas from Jim Scrivener will spark up your class and get your students engaged, learning and enjoying themselves! These have had a bit of a visual makeover but contain the original content. They are suitable for use with both the original and the second edition of Straightforward. These are .pdf documents, so you will need Adobe Reader® to download and view them.