Chalk & Apples
Ahh, winter. When recess moves inside, and students go stir-crazy. Teachers dread indoor recess almost as much as students (maybe more), but if you keep a growing list of new and different indoor recess games, your students will still have a chance to get the wiggles out a…
Every teacher knows that independent reading is important for students. Promoting a reading culture in your classroom is vital so that students gain the many advantages of reading books. As we get ready to celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day and National Reading Mo…
Reading books aloud is just as important in fifth grade as it is in earlier years. Fifth graders still need to experience listening to a fluent reader on a regular basis to help improve their own reading skills. To help you choose the perfect read aloud books for your clas…
Using fun reading websites can be a big motivator for students during reading centers. Students love practicing reading skills online since it often feels like fun instead of work. You'll love that many of these reading websites make it easy for teachers to set up and l…
Christmas is one of my favorite times to teach. I especially love sharing holiday picture books with my students. The challenge, though, is that by 4th or 5th grade, many of them have already read all of the classic Christmas favorites. Don't get me wrong, I love The P…