18 Animal Videos for PreK-3

18 Animal Videos for PreK-3

Animals are an essential part of most early education science programs.  Here is a collection of 18 instructional animal videos and songs for PreK-3 learners, covering topics such as habitats, body coverings, methods of movement, food chains, hibernation, migration,...
13 Plant Videos for PreK-3

13 Plant Videos for PreK-3

I think most teachers would agree that the best way to learn about plants is to actually plant one.  Taking children on nature walks is another great way to bring the study of plants to life.  In addition to these kinds of authentic, hands-on opportunities, finding...
My ECET2 Experience

My ECET2 Experience

Have you ever heard of a fellow teacher attending an ‘Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers‘ (ECET2) Conference? I had the incredible opportunity to go to the 2015 ECET2 National Conference in Seattle this past July, where I got to...
5 End-of-Year Reflections

5 End-of-Year Reflections

Summer is officially here!  After some well-deserved time to relax, set aside a few moments (maybe on a rainy day) for end-of-year reflections. Looking back helps provide us with a vision for the future.  So, here are 5 quick questions to get you started.  I did my...
Skype in the Elementary Classroom!

Skype in the Elementary Classroom!

Skype is an instructional tool that provides boundless opportunities for authentic teaching and learning.  It allows us to explore beyond the four walls of our classrooms.  As elementary teachers, we sometimes battle to hold our students’ short attention spans....
Snow Day Follow-Up Activities!

Snow Day Follow-Up Activities!

We got five inches of snow on Monday night here in Virginia Beach.  It is now Friday and we’re still out of school.  Craziness, right?  This area just isn’t equipped to combat snow and ice like some of our northern friends.  Freezing temperatures...

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