Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

March Teacher Talk 2018

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

St. Patricks Day and so many more tried and true teaching ideas are here for you to check out this March.  Best yet,soon it will be spring and the end of the year will be here before you know it. 
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Digging Deeper for Role Models

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Suggestions for behavior management, using the examples set by famous women in history.


It’s March….Let’s Go Fly a Kite
When I taught special needs kids, each month we would do something special for those who earned enough points. One of their favorite activities was to make and fly kites in March. Years later, I was mainstreamed to 6th grade and the children also loved  this activity.  After they flew their kites, they wrote two papers, one explaining how to make a kite and the other about their experience. Wanna do this with your class, here’s how…
Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck Using a Classroom Economy System

A classroom economy system will help students take ownership in the classroom. It can also help with learning real-world financial literacy in a fun way. Setting up your classroom economy strategically will pay you dividends down the road.

March Madness

Read about a Role Model Project as well as an easy way to provide extra practice in decoding skills.


Texas Teachers- Do you know that the Science TEKS have changed?

 Texas Teachers- Science changes are here!
No Curriculum? No Problem. How I Cover My Daily 2nd Grade Lesson

Tips for teaching your daily literacy instruction when you don’t have a reading curriculum.


Integrating STEAM into Literacy Night

How I integrated some STEAM into Literacy Night.


The Fine Motor Advantage: Nuts and Bolts

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Last time we talked about how children with good fine motor skills are most likely to succeed with academic challenges in K to 3rd grade. This time we will look at specific skills. 


Finally Understanding Fractions

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

A glimpse into CGI math and how it gives students a deeper understanding of fractions. As students grasp relationships and strategies for solving fraction problems, they are able to apply this knowledge into traditional fraction problem solving.


Five Ways to Support Struggling Readers During Book Clubs

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Running classroom Book Clubs can be rewarding and challenging.  One of the biggest hurdles to creating a successful Book Club meeting is the struggle some students face when just simply reading. Learn five ways to support your struggling readers during book clubs.


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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes



Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes


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Automated Comment Generator for THE ESSAY

This document has been created to help teachers evaluate students’ essays quickly and efficiently while including as many detailed comments as possible. It is created in a Microsoft Word document so that you can easily modify it to suit your particular classroom needs. (You also have the option to copy and paste the entire page, or certain elements.) The document is completely modifiable, even the comments. The “grunt work” has been done for you.

This quickens the evaluation process and will help the teacher to write down information more quickly. This particular document has been embedded with drop down boxes with comments on: persuasion, information presented, analysis, style, structure, communication, sources and format.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Poppin Place Value Math Center”

by 2crazyteachers

2nd – 4th Grade



This math center allows students to practice place value and the different ways to show the same number.
Students will match up word form, expanded form, place value blocks, and number words. Students will record their answers on the provided answer sheets and can self check with the answer sheet.
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