Daily Archives: May 25, 2020

May 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s May already, time sure flies.   Time to stop by and see what our teaching friends are doing during the school closures. This is the last link-up for this school year. We’ll see you again in August.

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Now That School’s Out. What Will We Do for the Summer?

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Summer is the time for fun, fun, fun! School is out no more hitting the books. The only problem is that much of what was learned during the school year is forgotten, “out of sight, out of mind.” Not so with these fun educational activities that will keep the children looking for more and not even realizing they’re learning.


Tried & True Tools for Managing Distance Learning

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools 

 I am SO thankful for the many teachers who know more than me and their willingness to share their expertise! There is no reason to reinvent the wheel! Here are some tried & true tools that have saved my time and sanity with distance learning!


Slipping into Summer

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning  

Reflections on our “new normal” ways of teaching and learning.


 Should You Red Shirt Your Kindergartner?

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight 

Will a delayed start to kindergarten improve a child’s success in school? Many kindergartners have not experienced a full school year due to the pandemic. This re-post might help some parents and teachers in reaching what might be a more difficult than usual decision this year.


 Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into OurTeaching

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Integrating sustainable development goals into teaching


Teaching Reading in the COVID19 Restructured Classroom

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn practical tips for teaching reading in our COVID 19 restructured classrooms.


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FREE Thesis Writing Activity

Product Description

Thesis writing is often an abstract concept for students and it is one of the most important things to know when writing an essay.

This FREE activity will help students to correct problematic thesis statements, while learning how to compose their own.

There are lessons for two periods prepared for you :

1) Attempting to write a thesis statement based on the following topic: Do we have the right to play God when it comes to human life?

2) Group activity where students must identify the weaknesses in 5 thesis statements and rewrite them to make them better.


– A comprehensive lesson plan (two days)

– The Student Activity Sheet

– Comprehensive Answer Sheet

5 pages total

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Math Vocabulary Graphic Organizer”

by Stephanie Blythe

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

This graphic organizer is a great way for students to record math vocabulary in a way that will help them understand and remember new words!

What’s included?
1. A full page graphic organizer – perfect for whole class or group work!
2. Sample – use as a model for students
3. Two different sized partial sheet graphic organizers – perfect for cutting and pasting in math journals OR stapling together to make a vocabulary booklet
4. Covers – one for each size to use if you want students to create vocabulary booklets


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