This blog will be a mix of things I've done and created during my five years teaching, new activities and lessons I make for my friends and family who are teachers, and some fun things I do with my number one dude.
I'll start with an oldie but goodie. Since it's the end of the school year, I'll share one of my favorite end of the year activities.
My ____________ ABC Book
While this activity can be done any time throughout the year and for any subject, I prefer to keep it till the end of the year and have student title it My "Third" Grade ABC Book. This way students can pick words from all subjects and any topic we learned that year.
Instead of writing the definition for each word, I had students use the word in a sentence that would allow the reader to infer the definition. For example, adaptation - An adaptation that a cheetah has is that it can run really fast so it can catch its prey. Or, circumference - I measured around the circle to figure out the circumference. This took some modeling and guided practice but the students got it and it was a lot more meaningful then simply writing a definition.
I wish I had taken a few pictures of the work my students did this year. They really turned out great. To snatch a copy of the book for yourself click on the image below:
I hope you'll travel with me on this journey of learning to be a stay-at-home-teacher whether you are a teacher who teaches in the classroom, a teacher who now teaches at home (like me!), a teacher who does both (rock on!!), or a mom who is just looking for some ideas to do with her children. Thank you for stopping by!