The Effects of Blogstalking
My professional life before blogs & Pinterest seems like a long, long ago, dark, desperate time. I've been thinking a lot recently about ho...
Picture Books About Community Helpers - No Time For Flash Cards
Books about community helpers for kids give them a new perspective on the people in the jobs that are true heroes in our communities.
Pastellikaupunki / Pastel town
Maito- ja mehupurkki, akryylivärit, pensseli, katkoteräveitsi - siinä tarvikkeet pastellinvärisen kaupungin tekoon. Myös innokas pieni apuri on aina tarpeellinen. / / / Two milk or juice cartons, acrylic paint, paintbrush, utility knife - that's all you need for crafting your own pastel town. Also a little helper is always useful having around.
Mapping the Classroom
We have been working on some mapping skills during Social Studies. We did some brainstorming about maps, read some books about maps and then...
Where Do I Live? - The Creative Classroom
This last week we began our geography unit in second grade. We began by learning the mapping essential vocabulary of map, globe, key, scale, grid, birds eye view. We practiced making our own maps and creating symbols for our map keys. The students love making their own maps of our neighborhood where the school is […]
Community Helpers | Education to the Core
A community helpers unit with a fabulous freebie for your primary students!
A basic introduction on community helpers that can be used in an early childhood education classroom.
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse- Aesop's fables
WATCH MORE NURSERY RHYMES COLLECTION http://vid.io/xcym Watch the animation series of Aesops fables- "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" To watch all Aeso...
Community Helpers: Match the Tools
I needed something simple to cover our Pre-K standard about community helpers, so I came up with this super easy game that covers math (sorting), Social Studies (community helpers), and Language Arts (speaking, vocabulary)! Students will match the tools to the community helper that uses it. If you w...
build your own neighborhood - house 2 - The Neighborhood
In With the Old, Out With the New? It’s clear that I’ve always loved things with a history. I preferred garage sales to the stores. I was the girl who collected rocks by the bucket load. When I was in middle school I somehow ended up with an antique medicine bottles obsession. I grew up […]
FREE Community Helper Writing Prompts
I added this freebie to my store because I wanted a few choices of writing prompts for Kindergarteners (and other little ones!) to write about how they are community helpers and how they will change the world :) Using them in my classroom really got my sweet kinders to think about what they do tha...
My Community Scrapbook Project
We are about to begin one of my favorite units--community! Each year, we go all out and make a huge 3-d map of our city, complete wit...
Communities Mini Unit - Sarah's Teaching Snippets
I finished up my communities min-unit with my class. I’m actually surprised with how much I enjoyed it. Ha! I’m a little ashamed to admit that I have never been that great at teaching first grade social studies. I just didn’t put in the time that I should’ve. I always put way more into ... Read More about Communities Mini Unit