We joined in on Discovery Education’s #CelebrateWithDE event this afternoon, in honor of Read Across America Day. The event included a read aloud with Peter H. and Paul A. Reynolds of the awesome FableVision Studios. Peter read and explained the book Going Places during the event. Unfortunately, his twin brother Paul wasn’t able to make… Continue reading read across america day 2016
Late in September, we spent several days engaging in a lesson from Expeditionary Learning which used the book My Librarian is a Camel to generate discussion and prompt students to make observations and ask questions. I collected several images from the internet to show children borrowing books and reading in a variety of settings. The… Continue reading children around the world ~ a lesson in questioning and observation
One of the things I love most about Project Based Learning is that a project allows you to address learning objectives in all curricular areas in a meaningful and engaging way – at the same time, rather than in the standard block schedule we are generally asked to adhere to on a typical day. I… Continue reading what a zoo!
As we continue to work on improving the descriptive detail in the kids’ writing, I thought it would be fun to integrate some art. Using a piece from the ArtNC website called The Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, we started with a VTS-style discussion about the painting. The purpose of the discussion was to get the… Continue reading art develops greater detail in writing
One of my favorite children’s books is Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James. The story is told in series of letters between a girl named Emily and her teacher. Emily is convinced that there is a whale living in her backyard pond and Mr. Blueberry tries to tell her that this just isn’t possible. It’s… Continue reading search tools and whale facts