Start teaching through comics!

Ever heard of ‘Bitstrips’? What a fantastic ‘educational tool’ to further engage our students! Bitstrips is basically a program that allows you to create comic characters. Once your done creating your character, you can add “words, actions, emotions, add scenes … Continue reading →

We are all different…in our own way!

Whether you have had a student with special needs in your classroom or not, we, as teachers do understand that each student is different in their own way – from their unique learning strategies, to working at different levels and … Continue reading →

Characteristics of Gifted Children

How many of you wondered about that student in your class?  Is he/she gifted?  How would you know?  When I was teaching grade 4, I found this list of characteristics helpful in deciding if I should nominate my students to … Continue reading →

The Daily 5, a complete Language Arts Program

The Daily 5 is a series of literacy tasks that a group of students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals. This book not only explains the philosophy behind the structure, but also shows … Continue reading →

‘While you were absent’– A note for your students

Be a Buddy, Keep a ‘While you were Absent’ Folder! On days that our students are away, it’s a great idea to keep track of what they missed so they can catch up easily the next day or when they … Continue reading →