English Language Arts, March Activities, Poetry

Poetry Madness Challenge

I was born and raised in North Carolina, where college basketball and March Madness were a religion. In both middle and high school, a big, box television set was wheeled in to watch the basketball tournaments in the afternoon. Normally the math teacher would be the one to do this. Their reason for this would… Continue reading Poetry Madness Challenge

Black History, February Activities, Poetry

6 Black History Month Activities

Black History Month is observed every February to honor the accomplishments of Black individuals and to recognize the important roles they played in the United States, from the past to the present. At the beginning of this school year, when I polled my class to see what their favorite concept, holiday, or idea to learn… Continue reading 6 Black History Month Activities

English Language Arts, Poetry

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

If you’ve read any number of our previous blogs, you definitely know our fondness of picture books in the elementary AND middle school classroom. Also, if you’re wondering what to do with your students those couple of days before Thanksgiving break, we have an awesome mini-unit for you. It involves an adorable Thanksgiving picture book, poem… Continue reading Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving