I just want to remind you that there are MANY resources on the blog that don't appear in the right-side column as "Popular Posts." Below are some of my favorites.
If you want to make your science classes more effective, you NEED to read these three posts about inquiry:
A Private Universe - It will change your life!
A Private Universe - Second in a Series
Teaching Science Through Inquiry - Last in the Series
Thinking ahead to next year? Consider using Planbook as your very convenient online planning book/tool. I guarantee it will make your life easier with its pull-down lists of standards and its calendar format.
White Flour - the Book and the Video is personally meaningful to me, as a southerner and the mom of a missionary.
I think you'll love Booksource's Classroom Library Organizer to keep track of all those books that are so important to your students.
Staying with the book theme, ReadKiddoRead is James Patterson's initiative "dedicated to making kids readers for life." You'll find videos, lists of suggested books by level and genre, suggestions for lesson plans, discussion groups, and more!
I love the books I wrote about in the "Cures for the Common Core Blues" series:
- Irena's Jars of Secrets
- Pink and Say
- My Name is Maria Isabel
- Tomás and the Library Lady
- Inch by Inch
- The Keeping Quilt
- Goin' Someplace Special
Remember to use the "Labels" list to find posts related to particular ideas and subjects. Don't forget to follow the blog, and have a great weekend!