Saturday, November 30, 2013

November's Most Popular Posts and a Cyber Monday Sale!

It's hard to believe that we're in the Holiday Season again! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! 

Be sure to stock up on great items for your own classrooms via the big Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Monday sale, December 2-3! Many stores will have their products for up to 28% off, including mine. Thanks to all of you who support me via this blog, my Facebook Page, via TpT, and more! I truly appreciate the love! 

Click on the Picture below to get to my TpT Store: 

Below are the most popular posts read on this blog for the month of November.


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Nov 11, 2013
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Feb 25, 2012, 2 comments


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Around the World

Sometimes it's hard for children to see beyond their own immediate surroundings to realize that Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries all over the world!! 

While each of our own families have their own traditions regarding Christmas, what does it look like in other countries? Is Santa still Santa? Do children leave out stockings?

One way to tie in the holiday is by tying it in to other subjects via a research project. Using Writing, History, Geography, and more children can learn about this great holiday and how it's special and different to other children as well. 

I am including many research links below to help teach about Christmas around the World. While you may have your own ideas on how to present the information learned, feel free to also check out the Arts & Creativity and Tech Tools tabs on my Live Binder for sites that would help integrate technology into your projects. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

JFK: Learning about a Legacy

50 years ago this week, the country lost a President. John F. Kennedy is only one of four presidents in U.S. History to be assassinated, with Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley being the others.  

For those who are thinking about including this important historical event into their upcoming lessons, I am including a few links below. Most of these resources are for middle elementary and higher. If you know of any for the younger grades, feel free to share. 


Monday, November 18, 2013

Digital Citizenship

"Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately."

This a VERY important topic to instill in children in today's society. It's important that they are aware of the proper ways to interact online. When I taught elementary computers, we would revisit this and Internet Safety a few times a year. I always told my students that just because you're "hiding" behind a computer screen doesn't mean that the rules of safety, courtesy, and anti-bullying don't apply. 

I am including the links below to many resources to help teach this concept to students. It's never too early to teach them how to be safe online. 


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