Teaching activities

Teaching elaboration during writing can be done with this engaging activity and idea!

Teaching Elaboration in Writing

Teaching elaboration during writing can be done with this engaging activity and idea! Anna comments: Great interactive way to teach expansion of a sentence!

Back in March I blogged about becoming a growth mindset school following our staff launch event.  Since that time we have been very busy preparing to roll out the ethos to the whole school. Here's ...

Growth Mindset Launch

Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Ice breakers are fun activities to get students more acquainted with one another. They create a fun environment to help build relationships with new people. College students often have an icebreaker activity on the first day of class.

Motivation, self-confidence, flexibility, teamwork, negotiation skills, respect…. Want to see more of these characteristics in your students? Find out how here. These soft skills are great for high school teachers and students.

9 Awesome Classroom Activities That Teach Job Readiness Skills

These are also excellent reminders to students of what they are expected to practice/learn in the school setting. I think that this would look great on my classroom board outside the class itself (reminder before they come inside!

'A Ball About Me', a fun first week back to school art activity. This soccer ball template invites children to respond to prompts in a personal, imaginative way using doodles, mark making, graffiti style lettering and imagery. Click on the link for me information and images

Back to School Fun Art 'All About Me' Soccer Ball Doodle Activity

'A Ball About Me', a fun first week back to school art activity.

Pool Noodle CVC Words Activity - Cut a slit in the back and then clip the letters onto the edge of the tub. So fun! - Could work in a kiddie pool too.

Pool Noodle CVC Words Activity

Just cut pool noodles and plastic tub! Pool Noodle CVC Words Activity - Cut a slit in the back and then clip the letters onto the edge of the tub. So fun! - Could work in a kiddie pool too.

A Love for Teaching: All About Me Bag

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

5 Hands-On Activities for Teaching Fractions that your Students will LOVE!

5 Activities for Teaching Fractions

Fractions is a big concept cover in grade, therefore, with this activity students are learning about fractions and how they are written out in a more interactive way. Using dominoes gives students visual representations of how fractions look.

Printable Multiplication Strategy Mat

Printable Multiplication Strategy Mat

A great tool for reinforcing the relationship between multiplication strategies, and helping children to understand there are many ways to go about solving

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset?  Do they understand how the brain works?  Use Your Fantastic Elastic Brain to deepen your students' understanding of growth mindset.  This blog post will help you understand the what the book contains as well as a few tips and ideas for discussions and activities.

Teaching Growth Mindset with Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Do they understand how the brain works? Use Your Fantastic Elastic Brain to deepen your students' understanding of growth mindset.

Make a circle graph of your perfect day! Great get-to-know-you activity for the beginning of the school year. Practice fractions, circle graphs, and other math skills while getting to know each other with this and 12 other back to school math activities!

Back to School Math Activities

Making Inferences- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences

Teaching Inferences (With Free Mini Lesson)

Making Inferences- Activities and Lesson Ideas teaching students to make inferences. This is a great idea to help students with making inferences. I can use this in Social Studies with several books.

Here are five techniques to promote relaxation in your classroom - can be used for individuals, pairs, small groups or the whole class.

5 Techniques to Help Kids Relax

Here are five techniques to promote relaxation in your classroom - can be used for individuals, pairs, small groups or the whole class.

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