Song Lyrics as Poetry: Integrating Language Arts, Music, and Visual Arts

Like Lisa, I absolutely love scouring Pinterest for inspirational ideas. One of the images that I found was for “Draw Me a Song”, a beautiful website full of illustrated posters of song lyrics. I really want to order one, but … Continue reading →

The Tuesday 12: 12 Inspirational Dr. Seuss Quotes!

In this week’s edition of the Tuesday 12, we’ll look at 12 inspirational Dr. Seuss quotes.  For each one, I have linked you to a graphic that displays the quote.  Just click each quote to see the graphic! 1. “Today … Continue reading →

Words to Live by Wednesdays: Shel Silverstein

The new year brings about the opportunity for our students to make new goals.  Perhaps they would like to try something new, improve their grades, or simply better themselves.  I’ve heard many of my students say, “But I’m just not … Continue reading →

21st Century Learning: A Time of Change for Teachers and Students

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” (Eric Hoffer) Today, all the teachers in our board participated in professional development centred around 21st … Continue reading →

P.E.E.L. Graphic Organizer to Help Students with Written Responses {FREEBIE!}

Right now we are working on the novel “Shakespeare’s Secret” by Elise Broach.  It’s a great novel filled with Shakespearean/Elizabethan history, references, and intrigue…but that’s not really the topic of this post.  As we read the novel, we work on … Continue reading →