"My 7th grade PAP students are just finishing a novel study on Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It and The Dead And The Gone. Half of the students read one and half reads the other since they are companion books told from different…"
"Lucky you - your classroom is full of one arm-bandits (desk). I have desk with the cubbyholes underneath. Students throw trash in them and sometimes the desk get nasty. If anyone has ideas on how to keep students from sneaking…"
I would like to know what you have planned for your back to school activities. I will be using my "names" unit (already discussed in the picture book thread), because I am getting brand new students this year. Exciting!See More
Thank you for taking time to provide some great suggestions and websites to continue my exploration into what I am calling, "Mathematics through the lens of reading, thinking critically, and writing". You…"
I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to arrange and decorate my classroom. I have added photos of last year's classroom (this is a summer pic, hence the lack of student work)...I would love to see pictures of yours! Please post, and I will post more in August of this year's classroom.…See More
"Hello, Terrie. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Yes, the class supply list...I debate this every year, and I am never happy with it. Honestly, you have listed everything I ask for - highlighters (A MUST!), post its (YES!),…"
"Karen, when I think of literacy in the content areas it seems so easy to come up with ideas for science, social studies, humanities, etc. Math is a whole other story. I would HIGHLY recommend the Scholastic MATH magazine. Each issue includes…"
I am not a math teacher but LA. One suggestion is to find picture books dealing with your math concepts. Then have kids write & respond in their math journals to the picture books. I have seen a lot of great math picture…"
"I am a 6th grade math teacher. I have valued writing about mathematics for quite some time and with the Common Core Standards looming about us I will place more emphasis on writing about math as I create my units/lessons this year. Any…"
Thanks to the common core standards and my participation in national board certification, I have worked a great deal with visual texts this year. I would love to hear how other middle school teachers are using visual texts in the classroom.See More