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Happy November! I realize Halloween season is now over, but I wanted to share some elementary-friendly music backgrounds I found for my class this year. These were a BIG hit with my students! Some of these videos are great for Halloween Day, while others will work for the season. I shared a quick overview and […]

Elementary-Friendly Halloween Music and Backgrounds

I’ve been planning a lot of learning fun all centered around the Winter Olympics for the next two weeks. Actually, in all honesty, we are really just working on the same lessons and activities I would normally be teaching this time of year…just with an Olympic twist! One of the major activities we will be […]

Winter Games Websites for Students

I feel so fortunate to teach newcomer English Language Learners. They work so hard and absolutely love coming to school each and every day! And there is nothing more rewarding than seeing them acquire English as they learn grade level content. It can be challenging work though…especially when new students come midyear and are not […]

What To Do When They Are New

Hello my dear friends! I’m stopping by to share a little something I’ve made for my students… And I hope it’s something your students can use as well! This past summer I read Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. Have you ever read a book where you find yourself constantly nodding your head and […]

Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks