Looking for fun February activities to keep your students engaged and on task this month? Click here to request your free copy of February Activities, a 27-page upper elementary resource with lessons and activities for Valentine’s Day, International Friendship Month, Black History Month and Presidents’ Day, and more!
Cooperative learning lessons are awesome for engaging students in the learning process, but sometimes a team will become overly enthusiastic and noisy. Even if everyone is still on task, their energetic behavior can be distracting to others. In most cases, these students don’t mean to be noisyRead more
Friday is Valentine’s Day which makes it the perfect day to kick off the Caring Classrooms Share the Love Contest! If you have a DonorsChoose project that needs some love, keep reading. Your project could be featured on theRead more
February is packed with fun holidays, making it a great time to integrate seasonal activities into your lessons. This month’s special events include Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Black History Month. But I’ll bet you didn’t know that it’s International Friendship Month, too!Read more
When do you start teaching poetry in your classroom? If you wait until April because it’s National Poetry Month, consider introducing poetry during the first few months of the school year instead. In fact, I can think of at least six reasons that fall is the perfectRead more
Laura is the owner of Teaching Resources and a former 5th grade teacher from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Laura was a classroom teacher for 30 years, and she now spends her time creating books and resources for elementary educators. While Laura was teaching, she was the recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Educator Award, and she received National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. She has presented educational workshops online and around the country for over 20 years She’s the author of 10 books for teachers as well as over 100 digital resources.