Are you aware that Celebrate Freedom Week is law? It sure is! Each student in 3rd grade and above is to participate in Celebrate Freedom Week each year. According to the Department of Education, the purpose of this celebration is to, "Educate students about the sacrifices made for freedom in the founding of this country and the values on which … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Teaching Celebrate Freedom Week
How comfortable are you with teaching map skills? If you are like me, the answer is eh… Read on for ideas that will change that! Let's be honest. Map skills are one of those things that get pushed to the back burner. I mean, in today's world we have GPS to get us where we need to go, right? While this may be true, map skills still provide an … [Read more...] about 6 Things No One Told You About Teaching Map Skills
Are you familiar with bell ringers? It's okay to say no. When I first started teaching I had no idea. As a newbie teacher, I really thought we would have seamless transitions from one subject to the next. Not only that, but I also thought every moment of our day would be filled with engaging, content-rich learning. Imagine my surprise when I … [Read more...] about Why Are Bell Ringers So Popular Right Now?
Are you worried about planning your first week of U.S. History lessons? Don't be! In this post, I will walk you through four tips to get started on the most successful year of history yet. During the First Week of U.S. History Establish a Routine It's no secret that students thrive on routine. I won't speak for you, but I personally … [Read more...] about 4 Quick Tips for an Easy First Week of U.S. History
Do you use warm-ups or bell ringers in your classroom? Check out this post for 5 reasons why you will absolutely love them! First, let's talk about what a warm-up is. They go by many names including bell ringer, spiral review, introduction activity, and more. Overall, warm-ups are a quick way to get class started and provide a little structure … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Warm-Ups