I have tried to
provide for new teachers or seasoned, a complied list of
activities that you will find useful. I am going to keep adding
to the list. Just pick and choose which activities are
good for you. Mix them up! Only you know what you need to teach
Any questions feel free to e mail me.
Please also visit my On
Line Themes, Free Worksheets, Enjoying Literacy and of course
the Teacher's Page. Just go to the bear below.
**I am writing an
Elementary Poetry Book which has lesson plans from August/September to
June, a Teacher Workbook, Student Workbook, Syllabus, Pacing
Guide and PowerPoint activity. It will be available sometime in
time to get to know one another. Keep the classroom management tight,
until you feel you can loosen the reins a little. Hopefully by then
the students will respect you as much as you respect them. You can
also go to Teacher
Tips and Back to School Information.
wonderful time of year to continue your study of Autumn or
apples. Of course Christopher Columbus and Halloween are in
this delightful month. Since Halloween is a safety issue,
please incorporate that into any plans that you have including Fire
would November been without the delicious smells of Thanksgiving and
remembering the Pilgrims and Indians. Veteran's Day is also in
Yeah! Christmas and
Hanukkah! Can't wait until vacation!!!
It's cold outside! Let's
do something with a little warmth along with some winter activities to please
Many ideas to choose from in
this short month. You might need to extend some themes into March.
Spring! A month that is long,
but looking forward to the warmer weather, flying kites and don't forget that
In April you can do almost anything.
Weather, follow the themes of the month, do projects during Earth Day and extend
them, or do a unit on Poetry. I believe Poetry should be taught all
year. That is why I wrote the Elementary Poetry book.
are now getting spring fever. Ask the younger students what spring fever
is. You'll get great ideas. Put them on a chart to display.
Then tell them what it really is. Write a poem on Spring Fever.
Flag Day is this
month, and what better way than to study our flag and its history. Many schools
get out early so use themes that the students can direct themselves.