2nd Graders Take on Habitats

2nd Graders Take on Habitats

In my second grade classroom this past January, science time was spent learning about all the different habitats found on Earth. My students were so eager to learn that there were habitats other than the one that they live in! I created PowerPoints with multiple vibrant pictures, adding visuals to the description of each habitat and the diverse animals, plants, and organisms that lived there.

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Stop. Stand Still. Feel the Learning.

Stop. Stand Still. Feel the Learning.

Stop. Stand still. Feel the learning.

That is what I had to tell myself on the first day of my Lead Teach, the time where I get to stand in front of the classroom by myself and lead the class. My 6 day Lead Teach has been a marathon that I didn’t think I would survive. Get up at 4:45, put in a 12 hour day at the school, get home, tweak lesson plans, and hit the pillow just in time...

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March 2015 AUSL Teacher Feature: Rhea Newman

March 2015 AUSL Teacher Feature: Rhea Newman

Rhea Newman
5th Grade Language Arts / Social Studies
Piccolo School of Excellence

How long have you been teaching?
This is my 5th year working in education. I began as a Power of 5 tutor at Bethune School of Excellence. I then became a resident teacher at NTA (National Teachers Academy). After completing my residency I taught ...

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100 Days and Counting

100 Days and Counting

As I gathered my kindergarten class Wednesday morning, I could see the excitement in their eyes. My students had been anticipating this day all week.

Everyday during calendar time, they squealed with excitement as we counted the days of school, each day getting closer and closer to 100.  After our usual morning routines, we joined first graders in the gym to kick-start our celebra...

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