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10 Holiday Writing Activities that Aren't Santa Letters

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas are some new holiday writing ideas!

Sincerely,

A teacher who is bored with Santa letter writing

If you're looking to spice up your holiday season writing program this is the place for you! Read on to get some new or different ideas.

10 Reasons You Should Use Games in the Classroom



Time and time again we see posts on facebook about children needing time to play.  Research has told us that many children do not actually learn through "drill and kill" type worksheets.  There is a time and a place for worksheet type work but in general, children do better with authentic learning activities, activities where they can have a choice, where student voice is considered, and where there is an element of play.

Read on to find out more about how using games in the classroom is beneficial for students.

Why I Still Celebrate Halloween in the Classroom

In today's diverse classrooms we need to be careful and cognizant of the fact that not everyone celebrates Halloween. I have taught at schools where we were not allowed to do any Halloween themed activities as well as some schools where we were allowed to as long as we toned it down and also celebrated holidays from other cultures. Read on to find out why I still include Halloween as a celebration in my classroom:

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