Category Archives: Classroom Activities

Family Fun Science Activity for the Holidays

Looking for a fun, easy craft to do with your kiddos this season? Here is a super simple activity that parents can do with materials that are most likely already around the house. Salt crystal ornaments are pretty to decorate with, and you can also discuss the science behind the growth of the crystals. The … Continue reading Family Fun Science Activity for the Holidays »

Novel Instruction: Four Ways to Approach Plot and Structure in Literature

Our reading habits are changing. This has a lot to do with what we are reading. Tweets, posts, snaps, infographics, and other contemporary text types are ideal for communicating ideas quickly and visually. They have a place in our society — and in our classrooms, too — but they are not substitutes for actual literature. … Continue reading Novel Instruction: Four Ways to Approach Plot and Structure in Literature »

Valentine’s Day Paper Wreath

Love is in the air! Here is an easy Valentine’s Day activity for your students to make and display in your classroom to add a festive feel for the holiday. 1) Have students trace two circles on a piece of paper. (Plates and bowls are good for this part.) Cut along the lines to create … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Paper Wreath »