Daily Archives: June 6, 2016

June Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s June Teacher Talk time…..many of you are finished with school now and breathing a sigh of relief.  Sit back, relax and read some informative blog posts from our veteran educators. 

Have a well deserved summer vacation.

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End of the Year Musings

 I always approach the end of the school year with mixed emotions, though I’m ecstatic to be out for summer vacation, I always feel a little sad saying good-bye. Many of my soon to be 7th graders hug me and leave with tears in their eyes, knowing that our little family will no longer be together. All the trials and tribulations, the challenges, the fun times and sad times will always be with us, but it will never be the same.


A Portfolio to Remember – Part 2: Creating the Masks

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

How to make life cast masks with your students, and how to use the masks to decorate a keepsake writing portfolio.


Summer Review Going Into Grade 2

Avoid the summer slide with this NO PREP resource. The beachy themed pages include daily math and reading skill practice for children about to enter 2nd grade. Perfect for parents to use and teachers to give!


But All You Do is Play!

The work of young children is play! Playing is how young children interact with and learn from the world. Building language skills in children does, indeed, involve a lot of play. 


Get out of Post-it Purgatory

Are you a TpT seller or just someone with a LOT on your to-do list? This free, online tool will change your life!


More Than Just Art!

Mandalas are much more than just art! This simple geometry lesson not only creates beautiful classroom displays, but reinforces geometric concepts.


End of the School Year Ideas!

Here are my top end of the school year ideas!


Math, Monet & Measurement

Inspired by a visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny, a teacher shares her experience and inspires an investigative math project. Students create centimeter, millimeter, and decimeter garden models while learning about Impressionism and Claude Monet. Inspired math!


FREE MATH LESSON – “Fraction Area Model Manipulatives (bars and circles) in Color and B&W!”

by Totally Sweet Math Centers by Tabitha

2nd – 5th Grade


Fraction Area Model Manipulatives


Are you in need of visual fraction models for your upcoming unit on fractions?

These can be quite expensive to purchase, so print off this document instead!

The visual fractions in this document are perfect for learning to add, subtract, or comparing fractions!

This document comes with color and black and white fractions, one whole through twelfths. Fractions are represented in bars and circles!








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Tone in poetry – Robert Frost



Tone in poetry - Robert Frost


Lesson on tone in poetry

This mini bundle includes Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and has a focus on the importance of tone.
The mini bundle includes:

– a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
– student notes (the poems) and activity
– an annotated copy of the poems as well as a comprehensive answer key.

The entire unit contains 5 pages.

This lesson is part of a more comprehensive bundle:


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Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour