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I had someone once try to make me feel bad about having fun while teaching in my kindergarten classroom. They even said I should use the word “engaging” instead of fun.
Never mistake smiles and laughter in the classroom as not learning. It is the way to build rapport and capture interest. It is a tool to open the door to learning! Don’t ever let anyone make you feel guilty about having fun in your classroom! Open that DOOR!
Not every lesson is going to be a Disney experience. We want students to value learning even if it’s not always fun. Plus, teachers would be exhausted planning lessons. That is a great reason to used Teachers Pay Teachers to find “FUN” lessons. Rigorous learning entails deep thought and reflecting on those thoughts. You should also run a very tight ship when giving instructions or it will lead to repeat instructions and misunderstandings.
We are competing with technology now in a new way. Today’s technology is a game changer in education! One great way to ensure engagement is to integrate technology into your lessons. I try to make every educational resource have some kind of fun hook or exciting end of the unit review to capture a moment that students will be inspired to learn. Most of them include technology.
I want children to wake up excited to come to school. FUN lessons are a perfect tool to increase student engagement, to retain information, and to build a rapport with your students. We should strive for creating fun memorable moments with students regularly. Research shows that engaging students in the learning process, including technology, movement, comedy and collaboration increases learning.
🍏👉 Share your ways you build rapport with your students.
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Pilgrims and Thanksgiving
I love teaching in November! I know that I have so much to be thankful for this time of year! Young students should learn about Thanksgiving by focusing on being thankful, spending time with family, the First Thanksgiving, and the Mayflower Voyage. You can even teach about teamwork of how the pilgrims had to work together to build a common house. Every year I would perform a Thankful Festival for parents. The performance focuses on being thankful, family and the feast. I use music by Jack Hartmann. He is my favorite children’s musical artist! We invite the families in to see us sing songs, and eat together. Sometimes we do traditional food, but I’ve done breakfast instead, if the timing of the show was early in the morning.
I use this time of year as an opportunity to talk about family traditions, sharing, cooking together, and teaching where food comes from. Of course there is always the traditional turkey hand print that goes home every year and other turkey crafts. I like to invite guest readers during this time too. The holidays can make students a little excited, so a fresh new voice reading a book usually is just what the Dr. ordered to keep their attention.
Turkey in Disguise Family Project
By far my favorite home project all year is Operation Disguise Turkey! We send a letter home with a turkey printable for the family to help disguise the turkey so it is not on the table for Thanksgiving. Students also have to write a few sentences about the disguise. The families are always creative! My son made his into a dog. My daughter made hers into a vampire. Yes, a vampire. I guess she still had Halloween on her mind. The projects make a great conversational piece during the celebration with the family.
Great Turkey Stories
I have two favorite turkey stories I read during Thanksgiving. Turkey Trouble and A Plump and Perky Turkey. Students compare and contrast food, write about how to trick a turkey, summarize, practice comprehension, and learn new vocabulary words with these stories. If you have not read these adorable books, I suggest you buy the books or find it at your local library. They are my “Must Haves” for November.
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Teacher friends are always asking me how to start selling on TpT. I love helping others! I look forward to helping the people who have already took the step to become a seller (Teacher Author), and helping others who want to create some time-saving resources for teachers. To be honest, it is not easy. I started part-time, just working on the weekends. Now, I resigned from teaching and work TpT full time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE every minute of this job, but it is time-consuming. Like anything, the more you focus on something, the more successful you will be at it.
First, let me have you ask yourself a couple questions to see if it is right for you.
- Do you have an educational background?
- Do you enjoy creating teaching material?
- Do you have a computer?
- Do you have time to spend creating materials?
- Have you worked in PowerPoint before?
If you answered yes, then there is a pretty good chance that you will enjoy working with TpT! Now, what do you need to do to get started?
Step 1: Join Teachers Pay Teachers. You can use this Referral LINK to join as a seller for FREE. Once you get comfortable, and know it is the right fit for you, I highly suggest you upgrade to the premium account, so you get a better payout. Think of a great name for your store. You can use your own personal name like a lot of sellers, or you can create one that keeps your brand separated from your person. Once you decide on a store name, check first to make sure no one else has your name by typing it in the TpT search bar. This will be the way people remember you, so spend some time to really decide on something you will be happy with in the long run.
Step 2: Use PowerPoint to create your first resource. The first one is a free resource, so make it nice so everyone knows what they can expect from you in future resources, but don’t go over 10 pages. My first one was only 1 page, and it is really not a good representation of my type of products I offer now after all of my growth, but it makes me happy to see where I started. I also updated it with PowerPoint because the original was made in Word. SMH
TIPS FOR YOUR PRODUCT:
Create a cover, Put a copyright on each page, Have a boarder around each page, Find images and fonts on TpT to use in your product, (there are some free ones who just want you to link them in the credits, and you can use Pixabay for commercial use images for free) Don’t break copyright law by copying others, Make a great preview (maybe the product in action), Make sure the description is clear
Step 3: Once you are happy with your first product, upload it. Repeat this with another product, and this time put a price on it! Now it gets exciting! TpT has resources for you to find how to properly price items. Make sure you look around the web site to become familiar with all it has to offer.
Step 4: Download the TpT app to your phone, so you can hear the CHA CHING sound that plays when you get a sale. It is motivating!
Feel free to visit my store Teacher’s Brain to look around to see how I write a description, make covers, and previews. There is a lot more to learn, but this should get you started. Do a search on YouTube for tips on how to make covers in PowerPoint. That is how I got started. After a few months, I was able to create resources that I was really confident about making for teachers. If you need a course that will really get you to focus, try The Focused Teacherpreneur Course with Shelly Rees. It has been a game changer for me, and worth every penny.
Dr. Seuss is the perfect author to inspire students of all ages to read. As teachers, we love to share his work during Read Across America Week and to celebrate his birthday with March activities.
Here are some great ideas to help you inspire your students with reading themed activities.
One Fish , Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a classic delightful book that helps students with colors and counting skills. Have students make their own colored fish to display in the room.
Read Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. Then, have students make their own hot air balloon craft. They can even write about where they would go. I like to use tissue paper or wallpaper squares to decorate the balloon.
Wacky Wednesday is a fun way to spend a Wednesday during Read Across America with Dr. Seuss. While the students are at lunch or recess, make your classroom “wacky” by changing the clock, hanging things like shoes from the ceiling, putting socks inside the tissue box or turning a desk upside down. Then, have students see how many “wacky” items they can find out of place. They can play rhyming games this day or make a “wacky” animal using different animal body parts.
How about these cute Halloween printable glasses? You can easily turn them into something creative during the week for students to wear during reading time. Tell them that the glasses are magical and help them to focus on the story you are reading.
Invite a guest in who dresses up like one of the characters from Dr. Seuss’ books to read to the class. Make sure to have a CRAZY SOCK day also to go with the Fox in Socks books. I also like to ask students to send in their favorite Seuss books to share with each other during reading time. I have them find rhyming words in the books. They love it!
Ask parents to send in a special treat for a day like these yummy Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes. Make task cards with Seuss colors like this WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I’M DONE for Early Finishers.
Of course, no Read Across America celebration would be complete without making Green Eggs and Ham with your students. (Check for allergies first.) I had my students make these hats out of paper plates. No matter what, have fun with your students this week. This is a great week for students to explore new words, use their imaginations, and feel inspired to read a good book!
Sources for Printables: http://bit.ly/2HLe8s3
It’s time to show teachers a #LOTTALOVE with a giveaway! We are giving away TWO $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Cards, and ONE $100 Amazon gift card to THREE lucky teachers. I’ve have joined with a few other fantastic teacher authors to bring this giveaway to you. You just have to be a teacher and enter the raffle for a chance to win!
Winners will be announced on the 15th.
Click the image or the link below to enter! Good LUCK!
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Do you like free resources? Do you love to see what other teachers are doing in their classroom, but can’t because you are busy teaching? Well, I have something fun for you! Go check out my Facebook Page. Pinned at the top is the video (same video as below) of me explaining how to win free resources by simply sharing one of your fantastic lessons with the rest of us by snapping a quick picture and adding it to comment section with a sentence. Go check it out to discover the criteria I’m looking for, and hopefully see some other teacher’s lessons for inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you all are doing with the kiddos!