This month I ‘m teaming up and helping a cause with my Dear Teacher friend Melissa from A TeaSpoon of Teaching for a fabulous fundraising cause, Make A Wish. For only a $25 donation you will be getting all the wonderful products listed in the link below!
And please don’t forget to stop by to follow, like, and thank all the fabulous blogging buddies who have donated their amazing products to this great cause. I love when I can do a good deed and get some things to use in my classroom at the same time. It doesn’t get any better than that! I love all of my followers and appreciate your taking the time to help our school with Make-a-Wish this year!
Timeline photosHappy National Kindergarten Day friends! 🥳 This day is for YOU! Fun fact: April 21st is the birthday of the German educator Friedrich Fröbel, who founded the first play and activity institute called kindergarten in 1837. 🤔 🧠 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy 88th birthday to pioneering British primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall! A trailblazer in the study of chimpanzee behavior, Dr. Goodall is known worldwide for her animal welfare and conservation efforts, and the establishment of the Jane Goodall Institute. She has been named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a UN Messenger of Peace. The Jane Goodall Institute, founded in 1977, is a non-profit that works to increase global awareness and understanding about the natural world, and in particular the lives and habitats of primates. To this day, Goodall still travels to Gombe frequently and actively encourages the involvement of youth around the world in conservation work, particularly through her "Roots and Shoots" program.To introduce young children to this trailblazing scientist, we highly recommend the board book "Where's Jane" for ages 2 to 5 (www.amightygirl.com/where-s-jane), the picture books "Jane Goodall" for ages 5 to 8 (www.amightygirl.com/jane-goodall) and "I Am Jane Goodall" for ages 4 to 8 (www.amightygirl.com/i-am-jane-goodall), and the chapter book "Jane Goodall" for ages 4 to 7 (www.amightygirl.com/jane-goodall-champion)For older children and teens, we recommend "Who is Jane Goodall" for ages 8 to 12 (www.amightygirl.com/who-is-jane-goodall), an autobiography by Goodall for readers 8 and up entitled "My Life with the Chimpanzees" (www.amightygirl.com/my-life-with-the-chimpanzees), and the graphic novel “Primates” for ages 12 and up (www.amightygirl.com/primates)Adult readers may appreciate the following works by Dr. Goodall herself: "The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times" (amzn.to/2PTVhUl), "In the Shadow of Man" (amzn.to/1pFBNcv), and "Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey" (amzn.to/1uPdiAG)For children's books that celebrate more pioneering female environmentalists, visit our blog post "25 Kids' Books About Female Environmentalists" at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=14831And for kids for want to pretend to be Jane, we recommend the 'Chimpanzee Care & Nurture Vet Set' for ages 3 and up at www.amightygirl.com/nat-geo-chimp-care... See MoreSee Less
There, I said it! I still use magnetic letters in #thirdgrade • Struggling readers struggle because they aren’t proficient in letter sound correspondence or as they get older, in spelling patterns.• Stop pushing “more reading” and start teaching phonemes and phonological awareness.• Trust me your students and families will thank you! ———While reading comprehension is huge in third grade, I encourage you to strategically use those magnetic letters during small group instruction and watch those comprehension skills soar ✨————#thirdgradeteacher #iteachthird #maestrabilingue #tchr888#maestrasdeinstagram#reading #nbctstrong ... See MoreSee Less