Gr 4 Science Unit ~ Habitats and Communities

We have done it again! We have now compiled a complete unit for Habitats and Communities to help you in your Gr. 4 Understanding Life Science Strand.   This unit, just like our Combined Gr. 4/5 Science Unit for (Habitats … Continue reading →

Substitute Teachers ~ What you should leave for your substitute

What do you leave as plans when you are away? How about in your folder as information to the substitute teacher? First, let me start by saying that substitute teachers are educated, knowledgeable and also teachers.  This post is not … Continue reading →

Three Part Lessons ~ What is a Math Congress?

Here it is, the last installment on my three part lesson plan series.  After discussing the concept of Bansho and Gallery Walk, we move onto another instructional strategy that supports the development of mathematical thought.  This last part is called … Continue reading →

Three Part Lessons ~ What is Gallery Walk?

Our previous posts have been on understanding what three part lessons are, how to design and implement them and how to utilize the Japanese technique Bansho in your classroom.  Today we are writing about how Gallery Walk is a technique to … Continue reading →

Three Part Lessons ~ Teaching Math through Problem Solving

Being teachers means that we are always learning new and exciting ways to build our students knowledge.  New methods and research are always available and great new developments are pushed forward.  The Three-Part Lesson is one of the new methods … Continue reading →

Parent Communication: Sharing Good News!

Do you sometimes feel that you only communicate with parents when you need to inform them about a problem with their child?  Teachers communicate with parents on a regular basis regarding areas where students are struggling, incomplete homework, behaviour issues, … Continue reading →