Teach creatively…even with the textbook!

Textbook. The mere word can provoke eye rolls from both students and teachers. Textbooks are all too often synonymous with: -boring -busy work -answer-the-question-in-complete-sentences-or-else type assignments I agree that textbooks can sometimes be all of the above, but I’m here to tell you, they don’t have to be. Now, this is not a post about how much I love textbooks […]

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freebie friday: veteran’s day creative thinking and more!

Hats off to our Veterans! Here are some creative thinking activities you can do with your students on Veteran’s Day. They make great sponge activities or brain breaks. 1. Famous Veterans–use this as a simple research activity, or it can be a fun guessing game. Students will sort celebrities into the branch of the military in which they served. 2. […]

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4 lesser-known dr. seuss books

While doing a little Seuss research at our local library last week, I came across a few of Dr. Seuss’s lesser-known books. I say lesser-known, because they were all books that I had not previously read. (Maybe you have already discovered their greatness? And I am the only one who was living under the Seuss rock?) I decided to read […]

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