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 →

‘A New Beginning’ — A Letter to be sent to your students each year.

Just as we are starting a new school year, so are students. Having said that, it is essential that we build an immediate bond with them from day one. Among the many ideas of welcoming students into our classroom and … Continue reading →

10 Excellent Science Websites!

This is my second post regarding useful websites that provide science teachers with great resources! Edited to fix broken link! So sorry! Environmental: WWF Canada Schools for a Living Planet http://schools.wwf.ca/index.cfm “WWF-Canada is proud to offer Schools for a Living … Continue reading →