In this post I explain 18 games or activities that are educational AND appropriate for a socially distanced classroom. These are all intended to be used within content areas. These will get your students moving, interacting, and thinking when they might be stuck at their desks throughout the school day. I hope a couple get you brainstorming!
Number Sense Routines have become my passion. Over the past couple of years, I've been exposed to more and more websites with so many free resources. Now, I am obsessed! There is so much variety. I love how these routines and puzzles teach students so many skills. Most of these could be used in an online environment, so no matter how you're teaching this year, these will work for you!
I love having kids reflect in journals on paper and take notes in notebooks; however, I've enjoyed using Google Slides as digital reader's notebooks. Read here to get a set of slides you can adapt and use for free.
Here I'll share 12 games of varying challenge levels - variations on traditional games like Four Corners and Simon Says, discussion techniques, and Improv style games from theatre! Enjoy!
Are you thinking about writing a grant to get iPads for your classroom or school? Maybe my draft will help you in that endeavor or give you some new ideas on how iPads can be used in the classroom.
We as educators and parents have to make kids believe that we care about character. We care about WHO they become more than just WHAT they become.
I love Morning Meetings with my sixth graders. Our typical Morning Meetings follow the structure from Responsive Classroom, but there are some days that we spend a lot longer on activities than others. Sprinkled throughout the year, I love to teach my students mind games. These mind games are ones that can only be done... Continue Reading →
These poetry smashbooks give me SUCH insight into every kid. It's amazing the things that they write about and let me see. They share so much if they're just told that they can.