Sunday, October 28, 2012


It has been crazy busy here in SC, I have a ton to post, but never seem to find the right time to do it! Between teaching, planning, running a household, keeping up with a three year most of you can imagine..I am tired by 7pm!

Posting will be coming soon. My students have been doing some awesome things in the classroom...especially with iPads!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Conflicts and Cooperation in the West--SS and ELA

I am doing a Jigsaw Reading activity for Conflicts and Cooperations during Westward Expansion. I added a "cheat sheet" for doing a Jigsaw read for my teacher friends that have never done this before.

By just copying and pasting the support document "The Students MUST KNOW" information into Word documents, I am enabling my students to see all the testable vocabulary and all the information is right there for them. No more searching for "great" articles off of the internet. USE YOUR RESOURCES--don't work harder, work smarter!

Transcontinental Railroad and Settlement SS activity

What my students will be doing tomorrow, as we continue our Westward Expansion Unit.

6th grade ANCIENT EGYPT notewalk stations

My husband teaches 6th grade Social Studies. I wanted to share one of his ideas, since he is not much of a Blogger :)

Station Work: Children rotate to different numbered stations and take notes along the way. This time, they are learning about ancient EGYPT!