The Class Vs. The Teacher: An SSR Reading Game

This is a kind of revenge game… It’s the end of the year and let’s be honest here: We’re all a little fed up. I’m tired of the cellphones, the poor work, the laziness, the last minute everything… And then add the talking, the restlessness, the packing up early, the whining, the excuses and the…

Brave New World Daily Quizzes

Are you reading Brave New World? We are. I read 1984 for many years and this year I got the other option of teaching Brave New World and thought we would try it. Very interesting book and an interesting companion to 1984–wish we could somehow read both even, that would be a very interesting unit……

Writing a Research Paper: Organizing your Research Cards

I do this activity as the Final Day after we have finished our 2-3 days of Research This is to help them make sure they have all the information they will need before we move on to the next step. This is especially important for the Citation information and I’ve found it helps a lot…

Writing a Research Paper: 2nd Draft

These are the slides that I use to transition my kids from their Rough Draft to writing their 2nd Draft. At this point, we have finished writing their Rough Draft paragraphs which if you haven’t read yet, go HERE first! You can find the complete Powerpoint file here: Writing your 2nd Draft You can find…

Writing a Research Paper: Brainstorming a Topic

First: If you already know your Topic or have been assigned a Topic…. skip this step! Obviously, you should do that Assigned Topic πŸ™‚ If you were not assigned a topic though and you need to find a good topic, start here: If you would like the actual Powerpoint File, it is HERE: Brainstorming Your…

Sync Up Shape Up Review Game

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Four Popular Art projects Your Child could Do Today: Day 4 “Savannah Animals”

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“The People Who…” Review game

This game doesn’t really have a name This was a last minute thing that came out pretty well πŸ™‚ So there were these colored papers up when they came in. I split them into two teams and called up one person to choose a box Behind each card was two things: first was how many…