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3 Fun Fourth of July Activities for Kids!

Looking for a festive way to spend time with the kids this 4th of July while sneaking in school skills for summer?  Check out these fun, educational activities that will keep the whole family laughing and learning together this independence day! Note: All activities can be modified for different age groups.  I worked with a … Continue reading 3 Fun Fourth of July Activities for Kids! »

Thoughts from CUE 2013—What’s New in Technology for the Classroom?

What’s new in technology for the classroom?  How does one find apps?  What is blended learning?  If you are actually looking for the answers to these questions, then you need to have attended the CUE conference last week.  The CUE Conference is the Computer- Using Educator’s yearly event held in Palm Springs, California.  There were … Continue reading Thoughts from CUE 2013—What’s New in Technology for the Classroom? »

How are You Incorporating Academic Vocabulary?

I recently read an article about a spelling bee in the Giles County Public Schools in Tennessee.  The words used were all from the Tennessee Academic Vocabulary List. The winning word for third grade was wrestle, fourth grade was analogy, and fifth grade was illegal. I had a friend who was observed in a classroom … Continue reading How are You Incorporating Academic Vocabulary? »

The Perpetual Pendulum: Nonfiction vs. Fiction Reading

Yes, we are all aware of how important reading nonfiction has become.  You can’t pick up a journal, read an article online, or look at the Common Core State Standards and not be made aware of this. I love to read nonfiction.  There are so many fascinating books that fit that category.  Seabiscuit:  An American … Continue reading The Perpetual Pendulum: Nonfiction vs. Fiction Reading »