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Martin Luther King Jr. Books, Resources and Ideas

A Martin Luther King Jr reading passage with reading comprehension activities is a great way for kids to learn about biographies, diversity, and beyond his “I had a dream” speech. These crafts, books, bulletin boards, and ideas are perfect for second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students as well as homeschool too.

I feel like the winter holidays always sneak up on me. It is as if Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are on our radar starting at the end of summer and then all of a sudden you wake up and it's Martin Luther King Day

How to Teach Fractions

Having taught fractions to third graders for many years, I know how challenging the concept can be. I had used a couple different math curriculums over the years, but they all lacked in several important (and in my opinion necessary) areas. Read on to see if you are missing these too and how I solved the problem.


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Penguin Activities for Kids

A penguin unit study integrates reading books, animal research, writing reports, science and more. Kids love learning penguin facts and teachers love the easy lesson plans, cute bulletin boards, hands on projects, and printables from Clutter Free Classroom. The bundle includes graphic organizers, anchor charts, book lists, science ideas, word study, math centers and games, and more.

You guys. I now know A LOT about penguins. 

And now if I ever find myself in front of Alex Trebek I'm hoping the final Jeopardy category is "Birds from the Southern Hemisphere" because I could answer anything.

I have to say the time invested was worth it because the kids have really been motivated learners throughout this unit and it has been great to see them applying their reading and writing strategies in a manner that truly excites them.

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