Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad (With Video)
This simple recipe Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing fruit salad ever! Your family will go nuts over it.
French Onion Chicken Sandwiches - Foxes Love Lemons
French Onion Chicken Sandwiches - all of the flavor of a classic soup! Grilled chicken breasts are piled with caramelized onions and cheese.
Using CompOund Sentences is a HUGE Fourth Grade Writing Skill that we work on all year!
Here is an anchor chart that can help you remember compound sentences.
Interactive Notebook Lesson for Comparing and Contrasting Paleo Indians and Archaic People
As promised, I'm back with an Interactive Notebook template for comparing and contrasting early North American peoples. I've also included an anchor chart and a sample summary for the lesson. Here's the INB template I designed for this lesson. I would have students cut this out during morning announcements, then store it in the envelopes in the back of their notebooks until time for the writing lesson. Since this is a cross-curricular skill lesson, I would take time during both the writing…
Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Task Cards for History/Social Studies
88 Depth and Complexity task cards for social studies/history! Can be used with grades 4-10+, and can be used with any textbook! $
White Chicken Black and Red checker Board Welcome Sign Barn | Etsy
White Chicken, Black and Red checker Board, Welcome Sign, Barn Wood, Tole Painted, Rustic, and Primitive This fun Welcome Sign design is painted on a scrap of aged barn wood. This is based on a Susan Jill Hall chicken pattern and has been adjusted and adapted to fit on to this piece of wood. Black and red checker board with white dots, then a WELCOME painted in white and with white metal stars on the bottom tacked on with carpenter tacks complete this welcome sign. The barn wood…
These Aren't For Decoration
Man are these days flying by or what? As you know creating visual communication charts are one of my favorite things to create for my Firsties. Over the last couple of weeks we've been discussing weather in science and place value in math. If your not following me on instagram your missing out!! Here's a couple of my charts that I thought I would share with you. I must admit during the mini lesson my charts aren't always this neat. I will go back and re-create later with my kiddos responses…
Show and Tell Tuesday - Library Labels and More
Show and Tell Tuesday Blog Post - Showing off my classroom library set up and organization! #wildaboutfifth #classroomlibrary
Poem of the Week Activities for the Primary Classroom
Rain poem of the week is broken down into daily poetry activities to help build reading fluency, phonemic awareness, concepts of print and more!
Understanding Poetry (After Mark Strand)
The latest from Grant Snider at Incidental Comics. Done in honor of National Poetry Month and inspired by one of Snider’s favorite poems, “The New Poetry Handbook” by Mark Strand.
"Poet-Tree"-- great idea for a poetry unit! (Could also put the students' names in with the famous poets!!!)
Before teaching the five major movements of American literature, it’s important to hook students’ attention with a visual summary of the important elements and philosophies that marked the distinct eras of Colonialism, Romanticism, Realism, and Modernism. (The hallmarks of Post-Modernism/Contemporary Lit. have proven to be a bit harder to nail down since experts can’t seem…
Making Real Connections - the real deal - 2 Peas and a Dog
Getting students to move beyond literal reading comprehension can sometimes be a challenge. Our next major literacy focus in my classroom is Making Connections. We are moving beyond text-self connections (boy in book has a dog, I have a dog as well) to the other three types of connections text-text, text-media, text-world. Our big idea for this unit of study is “What makes a Global Citizen?”. We will be reading a variety of texts to help spark engagement among the class in a social issue…
Hello Everyone! We are having a great week! I actually got in some guided reading groups today!! Yippee!! I love it when all the training and expectations for incorporating D5 actually settles in and works like a well oiled machine! Sometimes I just look up from what we're doing and just smile because most of the kids are doing it!! Really doing it!! I am so excited for tomorrow! Way to go, guys!!! The week after next we will begin our fairy tale unit (integrating our reading and social…