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Anti-Racism – Fight for Your Rights!

I’m honored to participate in the 22 Days of Anti-Racism Resources for Teachers started by Texas teacher Chrissy Beltran from El Paso, Texas.  This series of blog posts is in response to the murder of…

A Timely Google Maps About Dr. King’s Inspiring Life

Have you ever used Google Maps?  Probably most of you have when you’re trying to find directions to that new store.  But did you know you could create your OWN map to use with your…

How to Teach Geography in a Fun Way

Does anyone teach Geography anymore?  Why can’t students look at a map and recognize the state they live in?  The country they live in?  The continent they live on?  Do they at least recognize the…

Spotlight Focus on the History of Our Rights Part 2

I’m so excited to share this next part of how I taught these units which focused on the history of our rights.  The digital age is here in the form of DIGITAL INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS.  What…

Spotlight Focus on the History of Our Rights

If there is one thing an 8 or 9 year old knows for sure is this:  what’s fair and what’s not fair.  That’s a great starting point to teach elementary kids about the history of…

Bottom Line: Homework Project Turned Out to be Fun and Successful!

Having assigned several Homework Projects during the year, I was a little nervous about this particular project.  That’s because our team had never assigned this one before.  But, bottom line, it turned out hugely successful.…

Wednesday Window Into My Classroom: Famous People Biographies

Once again I give you a view into my classroom to show you what we are working on.  This week we are learning to do research (CCSS W.3.7), gather notes (CCSS W.3.8) and practice expository…

How I Taught the Geography Unit

Read about 2 Social Studies projects from my classroom. In California we are still operating under the California Standards for History and Social Science.  One of our standards is to:  Identify geographical features in their…

How I Continue to Develop and Better the Close Reading Procedure

Current Close Reading Procedure in my Class I have continued teaching my students to read closely without using symbols for annotation.  Our usual procedure is for me to project a page from out social studies…

Geometry on Google Slides®

These Interactive Digital Notebooks for Google Slides are now available in my TpT Store!

Click the link BELOW to see the Geometry Books!