How To Use Collages to Enhance Creative Writing In The Classroom

Objective: To enhance descriptive, expository, and creative writing using scraps Age: 6+ Time: 30-45 minutes (writing/art varies) Grades: K-5 Materials: Scrap paper Construction paper Lined paper Pencil Glue Scissors Colored pencils Markers or watercolor paints (optional) Using Collages to Enhance … Read More


Using Calendar Art to Enhance Writing Skills in the Classroom

Objective: To enhance descriptive, expository, and creative writing using pictures Age: 6+ Time: 30-45 minutes (writing/art varies) Grades: K-5 Materials: calendar art visuals of animals, people, places & things construction paper lined paper pencil glue scissors colored pencils or markers … Read More




Dance Activities for Physical Education

Dance is a great way to spice up your physical education unit! It’s also a fantastic way to work on balance, footwork, spatial awareness and so much more. These activities, assessments, and bulletin board ideas we’ve compiled from PE Central … Read More


Volleyball Activities for Physical Education

Volleyball is a perfect sport for any PE curriculum. It can be done indoors or outside, with fairly basic materials. It’s also a fantastic tool for working on teamwork, hand-eye coordination and movement. These activities, assessments, and bulletin board ideas … Read More


How to Inspire Note-Taking & Poetry in the Classroom

Objective: To inspire note-taking and poetry to come to life in a fun and ‘puzzling’ way Ages: 6+ Time: Approximately 25-45 minutes Grades: 1st + Materials: Construction paper Glue Scissors Colored pencils (or pencils) Markers (or crayons) Paint Brushes Magazine visual or coloring … Read More


4 Helpful Ideas for Using Floor Tape in the Classroom

There’s some cool things happening with floor tape in the classroom and we thought we might share them with you. Teachers are using tape to organize, create quick additions to lessons and use the space they have to their advantage. We’ve … Read More


Creating Diversity through a Thoughtful Classroom Library

Building a Robust, Diverse Classroom Library The classroom library is a place for students to explore and grow as readers. However, many classroom libraries do not reflect the unique backgrounds and interests of the students who utilize them. According to … Read More


Top 3 Literacy Support Materials for the Classroom

Building strong literacy and language skills is so important. They are what forms the basis for learning in all subjects. With effective instruction and literacy development in early childhood education classrooms, teachers and educators can have a substantial impact on … Read More