We all know that there are only so many hours in a school day and I don’t know about you, but I am ALWAYS looking for ways to cover Science and Social Studies curriculum in my Language Arts and Math blocks! I LOVE making cross curricular connections with our learning.
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Wordless picture books are one of my favourite tools in the Language Arts classroom. Here are some of the benefits. Building Confidence: Kids who struggle with word recognition and decoding can enjoy a story independently! Developing Comprehension Skills: Reading wordless picture books requires making a TON of inferences which
Are you wanting to try Historical Fiction book clubs in your classroom? Check out these awesome books that your students will love! I even have resources to accompany some of the books! You can check those out by clicking the images below. Note that the links below are affiliate links which
Have you ever had a chid in your class struggle? Of course you have! We have all been there. Sometimes it can be super hard if we have a student in our class going through a tough time that we haven’t personally experienced. We so desperately want to help, but
I ALWAYS suggest starting any multiplication unit with music. In fact, I always start EVERY math lesson, all year long with a multiplication song. My absolute favourite is the Numberock Multiples of 8 song. It is super catchy and the 8 times tables are often tricky for students to master.
I absolutely love incorporating literature into Social Studies classes! Here are three wordless picture books that you can use to teach Canadian History. Note: This post contains amazon affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through my links, amazon throws a few pennies my way (at no additional cost
Welcome to my “Sweet Books” series! Here are 5 picture books that are perfect for your electricity unit! Science + Picture Books = Happy Teacher Under each book description, you will find an amazon affiliate link. This means that amazon throws a few pennies my way if you purchase through
If you teach in Canada, you need to be teaching about Residential Schools. This horribly sad and violent aspect of Canada’s history is so important to teach. In order to move forwards and create a better tomorrow, we need our children, our future, to understand our past. Here is a
No matter if you are going back to school in person, virtually or with a hybrid model, picture books remain one of the most effective ways to build community and make EVERY student in your class feel welcome and as though they belong. In order to achieve this mission of
One of my favourite aspects of Social Studies is introducing students to celebrations of various cultural groups. One of the BEST ways to introduce students to any concept, is through picture books! This blog post contains affiliate links which means that amazon throws a few cents my way if you