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Ways to Organize Your Thematic Units

As a teacher, having an organized classroom is so important. I feel that a classroom runs efficiently with an organized space. Obviously, most teachers keep files saved to computers. I do the same. However, I print off my units and file them away. This saves me time as well! Find out how I organize my […]

Valentine’s Day Thematic Unit for Little Learners

What theme do you focus on during your Valentine’s Day unit? During the month of February, I didn’t focus on the candy and cards that were to be passed out. I focused on kindness and friendship during my unit. It was a really good time of year to remind the class on how to treat […]

Five Senses of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great to time teach your little ones about gratitude, family traditions and history. Of course, you have to throw in a little turkey silliness!  If you know me, I love finding new books.  Of course, you have to have some fun activities to tie in with your new books.  Here are a few […]

STEAM Halloween Art

Halloween makes for a crazy week of school.  Making learning fun (or just tossing out candy) is probably the only option for success. That is why I created a week of STEAM Halloween learning activities.  The perfect science, technology, engineering, art, and math are perfect for a sugar-filled week of learning. What is STEAM? STEAM […]

Importance of Thematic Units

It is so fun to look at all the adorable themes for little learners on Pinterest.  From apples and pumpkins to bugs and flowers, there are so many cute ideas for your students.   But, how can these “cute” thematic unit activities teach students what they need to learn in the classroom? What is a Thematic […]

Simple Science Experiment: Let’s Make Rain

Science was the last subject area I taught during our day in the classroom.  After a morning of literacy, lunch, recess and math, it was finally time to teach some science lesson plans.  Honestly, I was usually exhausted by the time science rolled around. Overwhelmed with Science Setting out a ton of materials and making […]