Fraction Rhythms – Integration, Collaboration and JOY!

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Tweet Today was an example of integration and collaboration at its best! Every Tuesday and Wednesday the music teacher, at my school (and my mentee and friend, Johanna) comes into my classroom for a 30 minute intervention period to assist with whatever we are doing in class.  It is usually math.  Often she wanders the […]

Happy Birthday, Beethoven

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Tweet One of my favorite holidays is coming up soon.  If you have been following me over the years, you know it’s not just the traditional holidays, but a very special one – Beethoven’s Birthday on December 16th! December (or any month, really) is a great time to spend some time listening to some of […]

2015 Integrated Arts Conference

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Tweet   Every year, Plymouth State University in New Hampshire organizes a wonderful integrated arts conference.  Here is a run down of what you can expect.  If you are interested in attending, please be sure to click the link for more information.  ~EMP All elementary and secondary teachers involved with the arts, special education and […]

Thoughtful, Thankful and Thrilling Writing Prompts for Thanksgiving

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Tweet With Thanksgiving around the corner, of course we need to stop and think about all the things we are thankful for.  Having students create crafts and pictures of turkeys makes for fun activities and there’s always the wonderful writing prompt: “What are you thankful for?” But there are other things students can write about […]

Blackout Poetry and Summarizing

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Tweet I taught a lesson on summarizing text in my class yesterday. We did it a pretty traditional way using a great program my fourth grade team purchased that focuses on differentiating the teaching of the reading comprehension strategies.  (Comprehension Strategies Kit by Sundance) The class and I looked at a short fictional text and […]

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Shake the Sketch Winner!

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Tweet Congratulations to Alicia Schordine for winning a copy of Shake the Sketch by Susan Riley. Still interested in getting a copy of this book for yourself?  Visit our review of the book and check out the Shake the Sketch info page to order your own copy.  This is a great resource for all teachers and […]

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Keep Them Motivated through Halloween

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Tweet For me, Halloween can be a challenge.  The build up and the sugar alone make it hard to keep kids focused.  Today we have a guest post from Louise Blake who will give us some great ideas and activities to help keep kids engaged and motivated through the season.  ~EMP Fall is probably one […]

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Shake the Sketch Review and Giveaway!

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Tweet This past summer I was invited to join a team of teachers by presenting my ideas on Music and Literacy and Studio Days at the Connectivity Virtual Conference hosted by Susan Riley of educationcloset.com.  While there, the hostess and arts integration specialist spoke about her new book Shake the Sketch.  I was very excited […]

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Developing Fine Motor Skills: The Key to Writing

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Tweet Today’s guest post about fine motor skills is a great reminder that we should focus every so often on the basics to make sure our students are really understanding the fundamentals about writing.  It’s not just about the content or the style, but also about the skill or writing.  ~EMP Learning to write effectively […]

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Grasping a Teachable, Musical Moment to Write

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Tweet Sometimes you have such a teachable moment and you just have to go with it.  That’s what happened the other day during my class’s Active Listening time at snack.  Each day my students and I listen to music – one piece per week.  We listen, discuss and learn about music and how music is […]

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3 Helpful Tips for Teachers to Diffuse Tension in Angry Parents

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Tweet With parent conferences just around the corner for many schools, we thought this would be a timely article for you.  Enjoy!  ~EMP Being a teacher comes with many responsibilities, among them the task of dealing with unhappy parents. While many parents are willing to bend over backwards and work with the teacher to help […]

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How to Inspire and Educate Students

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Tweet It’s important to take the time, now and again to refresh your classroom and give yourself the chance to be inspired so that you can be inspiring to your students.  That’s the motto around here!   Today, guest blogger, Nancy Parker, gives a few ideas to do just that!  ~EMP Many teachers wish to inspire […]

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Ways to Complement Classroom Lessons

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Tweet The internet has many valuable resources for teachers and students.  Here are some great ideas for complementing a lesson or activity you already do with your students.  Consider a lesson that could use some sprucing up or needs a touch of something to liven it up (I know I can think of a few […]

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Excite Young Writers with Blogging

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Tweet Blogging is a form of writing and for young writers, AKA our students, it can be an exciting venue to express their thoughts and complete assignments! I experimented with student blogging at the end of last year in June.  Yes, it was the last month of school and I went ahead with the plan.  […]

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