Summer Learning to Send Home

Summer Learning

It’s hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close. Now is the time to start thinking about summer learning activities you can send home with your students. I always struggled with this because, well, summer break is summer break! I don’t want to send anything home that is too school-y or homework-y. Although as a kid, I […]

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Last Month of School

How to Thrive in the Last Month of School

There is always something in the air during the last month of school. There is the excitement of upcoming summer break. There is the relief of being done with state testing. Kids and teachers alike are a little more antsy. That doesn’t mean you can just put your feet up and pop in a video, though. It is definitely a challenge […]

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Easy Haiku Art for the Artistically Challenged Teacher

Easy Haiku Art Ideas

Haiku poetry is one of my favorite forms to teach. I love that haiku poems are able to capture a fleeting moment with a few short words. They are typically about nature, and the imagery in haiku can be incredible. Writing haiku requires so much critical thinking because students must be concise. It is also great for teaching word choice. If […]

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