Lake Peigneur – The Lake that Sucked up Everything! – A Mini Research Project

My kids have absolutely loved writing about the ‘biggest oops’ ever! Some kids liked to call the accident the ‘vortex of doom.’ They have been so excited to learn about Lake Peigneur [Continue Reading]

Odysseus and the Cyclops – A Fictional Narrative Writing Lesson

This narrative writing lesson uses the classic story, The Odyssey, and the cliffhanger that the story concludes with to motivate students to write a good to bad story. My kids had so [Continue Reading]

Unusual Places to Stay the Night Descriptive Writing and Narrative Lesson

I am excited about our newest writing lesson! It was so much fun researching all of the truly amazing places to stay the night from all over the world. I definitely want [Continue Reading]

Inky the Octopus Narrative Writing Lesson

Inky squeezed out of his tank one night and then crossed the floor, slithered through a narrow drain about six inches in diameter, crawled down a 164 foot pipe and then jumped [Continue Reading]

Third Grade Social Studies Concept Wall

This product is designed to introduce students to the six themes (enduring understandings) that are featured prominently in Georgia Third Grade Social Studies standards. The focus of the Concept Wall is: • [Continue Reading]

Classroom Routines Interactive Posters

Brand new to my store and fast becoming one of my favorite classroom products are the Classroom Routines Interactive Posters. Why you ask? Using these posters to teach my kids classroom routines [Continue Reading]

Mike the Headless Chicken

If you have reluctant writers, this research project is sure to get their attention! In 1945, a farmer was sent out into the yard to bring back a chicken for dinner. After [Continue Reading]

Bridge the Gap with Transition Words

Students often struggle to include transition words in their writing. In this lesson, students will learn that transition words help writers “bridge” the gap between ideas. Students will practice using transitions by [Continue Reading]

The Little House ELA Unit

There sure is something enduring about the book, The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. She is a master at personification and brings the Little House to life. I love the pictures [Continue Reading]

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree ELA Unit

The story starts when Mr. Willowby orders a tree for his mansion, but it is too big. He has his butler (I love that he is named Baxter), chop the top off. [Continue Reading]