Ideas for Teaching Chinese New Year Activities

Ideas for Teaching Chinese New Year Activities to Elementary Students

Doing Chinese New Year activities can be a fun and exciting way to explore a different culture and get students engaged in the classroom. One of my favorite ways to learn about a new holiday with elementary students is by doing a Webquest. What is a Webquest? During a Webquest, students practice researching a holiday […]

How to Teach 2nd Grade Social Studies Lesson Plan For Communities

How to Teach 2nd Grade Social Studies Lesson Plan For Communities

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that finding engaging lesson plans to teach students the difference between urban and suburban living to students while teaching 1st or 2nd grade communities is scarce. When I started prepping my resources for this unit I searched high and low for 1st and 2nd grade social […]

The Best Solar System or Space Books for Your Classroom

Solar System Read Alouds

Get students engaged in learning about the solar system with these exciting books around planets, constellations, the moon, the sun, Pluto, astronauts and other fun space related topics with these fun read alouds and picture books. These solar system read alouds are perfect for ANY elementary classroom and will compliment any solar system unit perfectly. […]

How to Teach Constellations to Make Students DEMAND More

Stars and Constellations

Are you looking for a fun way to teach about our amazing stars and constellations in 2nd or 3rd grade? I love combining mythology and stars to learn about constellations. Texts: My two favorite texts for teaching this skill are Zoo in the Sky and Once Upon a Starry Night. I also have loved using […]

Get Astonishing Engagement Using This Fun Solar System Activity

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Are you looking for a fun way to teach your students about the individual planets, dwarf planets, comets and more? Teaching about planets and the solar system in 2nd grade or 3rd grade is such an engaging and fun topic. I love to incorporate this exciting science unit into the end of the year reading […]

How to Explode Student Engagement with this Habitat Research Project

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One HUGE 2nd grade standard is researching and learning about animals and their adaptations. Students LOVE this unit, but teachers can be intimidated by the overwhelming pressure involved in guiding student research at such a young age. I love doing this 2nd grade animal research project with my students every March! This project has been […]