I have discovered an absolutely wonderful website called KenKen. People say KenKens are like Suduko puzzles on steroids. So exactly what is a KenKen? It’s a numerical puzzle that uses the four basic math operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The puzzle is laid out on a grid ranging
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I love to incorporate biographies into lessons! It seems that no matter what unit the students are studying, there’s a great biography to go with it. Why is it so important to teach biographies? you might ask. For one thing, it teaches a little something about the history of a
I love teaching with children’s picture books and sophisticated alphabet books are one of my favorites to use. If you haven’t seen the picture book Tomorrow’s Alphabet by George Shannon, you simply must get it. The first page starts out with A is for seed….. tomorrow’s apple, and
Are you looking for a fun way to teach describing characters and character traits? Try this! Fold each side of a horizontal sheet of paper to the middle. Have the kids draw a picture of the character on the front. Put words to describe the outward appearance of the character on the
This year the gifted specialists are teaching a unit on the brain. It has been so much fun! Students have learned about different types of intelligence, basic brain biology, neurotransmission, and how emotions, diet, sleep, and exercise affect learning and memory. To kick off National Brain Awareness Week which is March
I have decided to bite the bullet and create a blog. All of my teacher friends have been encouraging me to do it. Years ago I had a website called Mrs. Seagraves’ QUEST class on Geocities (I’ve since married and my name is now Susan Morrow), but when Geocities closed,