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4 Easy Steps to Keep Digital Writing Organized in Google Drive

Are you using Google Apps for Education with your students? If you are, or you do a lot of digital writing with your students, this is the post for you!

Read on to find out the simple way I organize my student's writing....

Poem of the Week Activities Plus a FREEBIE!

April is Poetry Month so I thought I would share a bit about how I use Poem of the Week in my classroom. If you read through to the end, there's a FREEBIE waiting for you!

When I first started with a new poem each week, we would just read the poem each day and then move on to other literacy based activities. Then as time went on I started creating activities to go along with the poems to help deepen my student's understanding of them poem. I even created my own set of poems because I wanted the poems to match what we were learning in other areas of the curriculum. For example, I wrote a poem about liquids, solids, and gases for our science unit. For math, I wrote one about fractions and another about measurement. Using poetry is a fun way to introduce new concepts and anchor student learning.

Read on to find out all of the activities we do in my room for poem of the week!

Earth Day Activities for Any Grade!

Every year I look for a different activity to do with my students on Earth Day. In fact, I often look for several new ideas because I usually make this the focus for the whole week. I've put together a list of my favorite tried and true Earth Day activities that I have used in my classroom over the years.

Read on to see the list!

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