Current events is one of those lessons teachers have taught since the beginning of time, or so it seems. I remember cutting out articles when I was a child and taking it to school to share with my classmates. If you're looking for a new twist on an old idea, click below to get my free GLOBAL CONNECTIONS packet.
On March 28, I began a series called "3 Cheers".
Please read that post before you read the next part of this post.
We are very fortunate to have several kindergarten teachers on our staff. One of these is, Kelly @ Young & Lively Kindergarten. Kelly can always be counted on to make cute and colorful lessons. If you are fortunate to have a Activ/Promethean board, you need to visit Kelly's store. She has created some fun and engaging Activ/Promethean board lessons. Here is her April lesson and this is her newest center. When Kelly isn't spending time with her three sons and husband, she is going to graduate school. My favorite quote from Kelly is, " Those little darling are so much fun to teach and get so excited over the little things! Magnets=magic, yellow & blue colored water make green colored water=ooohs & ahhhhs & a "Mrs. Young, you are magic." Love it!" As you can tell, Kelly has the heart of a teacher!
If you are looking for a resource for brain-based learning, Sally @ Elementary Matters is your "go to" person. With her experience teaching preschool - 8th grade, except for 4th grade, she is a great resource for teachers of all ages. She even has a pinterest board devoted to brain research. You can easily see how passionate she is about teaching when you read her blog.
Her current best seller is her comprehensive Writer's Workshop Collection. It has everything you need to begin Writer's Workshop with your class.