We created a template in PowerPoint97 that works like the Jeopardy game show. All the teacher has to do is create original questions and answers and type them in on the corresponding slides. Easy ques...
|Joke of the Day
"As a long time language arts teacher, I understand how much vocabulary and inference are needed to understand jokes.
I set up mock interviews with business owners in our community. I provide the business people with a copy of possible interview questions, the evaluating forms and a stamped self-addressed envelope in...
|Job Shadow Experience
Our school coordinates a Job Shadow Day with Take Your Daughter To Work week in April. We chose this week for job shadowing because businesses often plan special events in conjunction with this nation...
|Jobs vs. Careers
Very few of my students understand the difference between a job and a career. To demonstrate the difference, I pass out newspapers and ask them to find a career. They always turn right to the want ads...
|Join the Club
Teaching fourth grade has its rewards and challenges. My class is very much into clubs of various kinds so we've started many new clubs that all kids can be a part of one way or another. For example, ...
Once a week each of my students write to me in our dialogue journals. They can ask or tell me anything. They write in a marble copy book that is kept in their desks. I reply after school on the same d...
|Journaling about Bear
I purchase a stuffed bear and parent volunteers make take-home cloth bags for Bear. Students take Bear for one night and are told to keep Bear safe, clean, and fed pretend bear food. A writing journal...
Ms. Tabor helps her early readers stay focused by using her own inexpensive, homemade reading aids, which also double as bookmarks. Students say they make words jump off the page. Discover how you can make and use them too.