Frog Frenzy! Learning all about Frogs

Frog Frenzy is a K-1 nonfiction unit of study about frogs. Students read and write about frogs, play math and literacy games, and create a craft, too! Frog Frenzy! This is one of my favorite units! We love learning about frogs through nonfiction reading and expressing what we learn in writing. I like to start […]

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La Princesa and the Pea | Reading Lesson Plans

La Princesa and the Pea lesson plans for kindergarten, first, and second grade! Fun reading lesson plans with reading comprehension activities and a craft. Reading Lesson Plans: La Princesa and the Pea La Princesa and the Pea is a classic story with a Latino twist. It is such a sweet story about a Prince’s plan […]

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Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas

Duck for President reading lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade! This is a great book for President’s Day. Reading comprehension, responding to literature, and a fun craft! Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas I love reading this book in February for President’s Day. Duck is quite a funny character as he works his […]

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Hands-On Learning | Pattern Blocks

Hands-on learning with these math and literacy activities for kindergarten and first grade. Independent activities to be used at any time during the day. Hands-On Learning “Kids learn through all their senses,” says Ben Mardell, Ph.D., a researcher at Harvard University, “and they like to touch and manipulate things.”  But more than simply moving materials […]

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Pigeon Books: K-1 Lesson Ideas

Pigeon books lesson ideas. Fun reading lesson ideas for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, responding to literature, and word work! Kids absolutely LOVE these books by Mo Willems and so do I! Using books that kids love AND teaching reading comprehension strategies is a win for everyone! Check out some great lesson ideas for […]

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Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas

Duck for President reading lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade! This is a great book for President’s Day. Reading comprehension, responding to literature, and a fun craft! Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas I love reading this book in February for President’s Day. Duck is quite a funny character as he works his […]

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The Political Theology of Thierry Baudet

Governments have historically relied on metaphysical sources for their legitimacy. The French Revolution intended to put an end to this. However, with the current rise of populism, among other things, we are witnessing a revival of political theology.

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Crazy Hair Day Reading Lesson Ideas

Crazy Hair Day Reading Lesson Ideas for 2nd grade. Reading comprehension strategies and responding to literature with these fun activities. Crazy Hair Day Reading Lesson Ideas Your second grade students will love the book, Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg. We’ve planned out a five-day lesson plan that follows this book. Through fun activities, students […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities & Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day activities for kindergarten and first grade. Cute craft ideas and fun math and literacy lessons to help you celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day Activities St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday to celebrate in the classroom! Maybe you have a leprechaun who visits and leaves his tiny footprints and glitter all around. […]

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Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas

Duck for President reading lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade! This is a great book for President’s Day. Reading comprehension, responding to literature, and a fun craft! Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas I love reading this book in February for President’s Day. Duck is quite a funny character as he works his […]

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The Best Digital Student Center Activities

Digital Student Center Activities for kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. These paper saving math and literacy skills centers, with response worksheets, will be a classroom favorite. Teachers prep a TON when it comes to student centers in the classroom. We like activities that allow students to work independently(well as independently as our sweet babies are capable […]

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Facultative Mixity: Blessing Disguised?

Even when the EU could act alone on the international stage, Member States often insist on being involved alongside the EU institutions. The Court of Justice is reluctant to curtail this political choice.

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Chit Chat with Morning Messages

Morning meeting messages for kindergarten and 1st grade that reinforce literacy and math skills. Your students will love Chit Chats! Let me show you how! Morning Meeting Messages Some say that if you have a smooth and structured morning, then you set your class up for success the rest of the day.  A classroom morning […]

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Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas

Duck for President reading lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade! This is a great book for President’s Day. Reading comprehension, responding to literature, and a fun craft! Duck for President | President’s Day Reading Lesson Ideas I love reading this book in February for President’s Day. Duck is quite a funny character as he works his […]

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The Best Digital Student Center Activities

Digital Student Center Activities for kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. These paper saving math and literacy skills centers, with response worksheets, will be a classroom favorite. Teachers prep a TON when it comes to student centers in the classroom. We like activities that allow students to work independently(well as independently as our sweet babies are capable […]

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Khomeini’s invention of theoterrorism

On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death sentence on Salman Rushdie because, in Khomeini’s opinion, Rushdie had criticised Islam’s sacred icons. Khomeini introduced a new terrorist tactic, “theoterrorism".

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Teaching Phonological Awareness | Blending Sounds

Teaching Phonological Awareness Blending sounds in kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. Here are some fun activities you can do with your students in small group, as a student center, or as an intervention. See how we teach students onset and rime too! Phonological Awareness: Blending Sounds It is an exciting time in the classroom when […]

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Dragons Love Tacos Reading Lesson Ideas

Dragons Love Tacos Reading Lesson Ideas for 2nd grade. Reading comprehension strategies and responding to literature with these fun activities and ideas. Dragons Love Tacos Reading Lesson Ideas New York Times bestseller, Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin is so funny! Check out the engaging activities we’ve planned to go along with this book. Predicting […]

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The Best Digital Student Center Activities

Digital Student Center Activities for kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. These paper saving math and literacy skills centers, with response worksheets, will be a classroom favorite. Teachers prep a TON when it comes to student centers in the classroom. We like activities that allow students to work independently(well as independently as our sweet babies are capable […]

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The status of UK citizens in the EU after Brexit

An important implication of Brexit is the changing position of UK nationals in the EU-27. In this blog I will outline the proposed regulation on visa-free travel and discuss the residence of UK nationals for periods exceeding 90 days in the EU.

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Extending Rights and Growing Responsibilities

The environmental lawyer David Boyd has written a very interesting book about the gradual process of extending the legal concept of ‘rights’ to the non-human world: not only to animals, but also – for instance – to trees, rivers and whole eco-systems.

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Please Sir, may I have some more… guns

With each new school shooting, Trump (with the NRA) seems to capitalize on these tragedies to push the political agenda on gun control. The concepts of the precautionary principle and the politics of fear shape their policies

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WOOT! It’s the 100th Day of School!

100th Day of School Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Such a fun celebration! See how we celebrate with math centers, reading, writing, and a fun craft! Woo-hoo! It’s almost the 100th day of school! Are your students getting super excited about celebrating the 100th day? Make it a fun day filled with games, activities, […]

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Nerdy Birdy Tweets Close Reading

Second Grade Close Reading for Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds. Reading comprehension ideas with student response activities. Grammar, vocabulary, and a cute craft too! Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds is a new favorite of mine! Nerdy Birdy discovers the world of Tweetster and quickly learn a good lesson about friendship. Take a look […]

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