Last month, I received copies of Mistakes are Proof That You are Trying and Imagination Will Take You Everywhere by Samantha Snyder of Doodle Art Alley.
Needless to say, I'm VERY IMPRESSED!
These are more than just coloring books. The positive messages that fill these pages will motivate and inspire children who take the time to think about what's written.
As always, Doodle Art Allley's illustrations are creative and extremely detailed. For students who take pride in coloring within the lines, these activity pages will have them focused for hours on end.
Head over to The Colorful Apple to see how Sara used these resources in her classroom. She came up with a fantastic idea I think all teachers and parents should consider doing at some point throughout the year.
My entire TpT Store will be 20% off in honor of Back to School!
Check out a few of my beginning of the year activities below:
How to ignite a child’s interest in science? It’s simple: ignite their curiosity! By using resources like science activities, you will be able to introduce children to science as it happens. Kids can learn about plants and other living organisms by growing them and observing their behavior. Scientific explanations may not be necessary when you use simple experiments for younger children. However, these activities will encourage children to ask questions, and they will observe the way elements react and their outcomes in natural settings.
Raising tadpoles will show children the life cycle of a frog. Collect frog spawn from a pond. Fill a fish bowl or a plastic tub with non-chlorinated water. This can be rain water or tap water that has been exposed to sun light for at least a week. It takes around 6 to 12 weeks for the egg to grow into a frog. It may take longer in cold weather. Tadpoles can be fed boiled and chopped lettuce that has been frozen into cubes. But as they grow into froglets, they will need something more substantial like bloodworms and insects. It is best to release the frogs back into their pond when they start developing their legs or you will have a whole lot of them hopping around your home!
As teachers we feel that having organizational binders for planning tends to be a great way to take a positive step towards organization. We like the idea of a binder over a traditional spiral teacher planner for a few reasons:
I attended a webinar last month presented by Marianne Gibbs, EdD entitled Fine Motor Skills…Write Out of the Box. It was extremely informative and she encouraged us to share the information; therefore, I wanted to write a post about what I took away from the webinar.
Click here to read this blog post by Katya Kiseleva of TeachingPrompts.com
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