Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Today we’re celebrating National Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and to promote a love of reading in students of all ages.
Here are TeacherPop’s top 10 Pinterest Picks for celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday in the classroom.
Guys! February is almost cooked. This is very important for two reasons: 1) winter is nearly over; and 2) winter is nearly over. Okay, those are the same reasons, but we can’t help it! TeacherPop is so excited about the possibility of warmer weather and sunshine that we put together an extra stellar lineup of discounts this week. These deals are so hot even 20 degrees with a real feel of 11 can’t cool them down.
Since TeacherPop is part Texan (and Monday is Texas Independence Day), we thought it was a good time to revisit this smart piece by Emily Garvey about how she stays motivated to teach curriculum that is, shall we say, less than fulfilling. In Emily’s case, this native New Englander was charged with teaching Texas History for an entire school year.
Can 4 year olds rock? Of course! Meet Jarred Geller’s Pre-K class at Eugene Field Elementary School in Oklahoma City. These enthusiastic wee scholars are tearing the roof off with their catchy tune, The Shapes Song (Oh Boy Oh Man), and just premiered a brand-new music video on YouTube. Currently in his second year with Teach For America, Jarred first introduced songs to his four- and five-year-olds to keep them engaged with challenging subjects like geography, outer space, and storytelling.
One of TeacherPop’s favorite contributors, Brittany Viklund (Toll), wrote a really thoughtful post in 2012 about creativity and its impact on her work inside and outside the classroom. We’re bringing it back today, with a few editorial additions, to get your creative juices flowing on this February Tuesday.
Still looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in the classroom? Don’t miss our Black History Month Pinterest board chock full of educational and creative ideas for all grade levels. Here are 7 of our top picks.