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



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


How to Use Storytelling Yoga in the Classroom

If you have an extra 15 minutes you can accomplish three things in your classroom: Calm yourself and your students Engage them in a story Become more physically fit You can accomplish all of this through Storytelling Yoga. It combines … Read More


Cosmic Bowling Activity for PE Class

Physical education teacher Andrew Beckner shares this creative cosmic bowling activity that he uses for his PE class. One week per school year, the lights are turned out in the gym, but the students’ energy levels are turned way up! … Read More


Classroom Management for Middle School Teachers

KISS – Keep It Simple Strategies – Classroom Management for Middle School Teachers Now that we have covered the elementary grades, we now move on to Middle School. We can all agree; we’ve now entered a world of aliens, populated by … Read More


Classroom Management for Library Media Specialists

Today’s Keep It Simple Strategies (KISS) – Classroom Management for Library Media Specialists For discussion purposes, let’s assume you are a Library Media Specialist at the Elementary level. There is so much information about organizing school libraries in ways that will … Read More


Monthly Book Activity – Caps for Sale

April Book Activity – Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina Story Summary A peddler is walking up and down the streets selling caps. He balances many gray, brown, blue and red caps on his head. One day he is feeling tired and … Read More