Guided Drawing: Underrated Art Lessons

When it comes to art I am a work in progress. There are certain art lessons that I love to work through with my students that can take days and days and are super fun, but sometimes you need a little lesson to get you through a 40 minute art period or you want to…

Lesson Plan: Oh My Gourd! Science Investigation

This lesson was originally create as a quest on Classcraft for my students (see our review here!). That is why the instructions are worded so that they sound a bit like an adventure. I am using this as a Grade 6 Classification Project, in our Biodiversity unit. Curriculum Connections: Science 2. investigate the characteristics of…

Lesson Plan: Intro to Integers

Teaching math can be hard! Especially when you have students who are more comfortable with concepts than you are! Here's a fun way to introduce integers to your students with some real life examples. Integers are really everywhere and it's much easier to convince your students to learn something when they know it will actually…

Lesson Plan: Intro to Triangles

Geometry is my favourite math unit - it relates to the real world, there are all kinds of manipulatives and students tend to enjoy it as well. This is how I like to introduce/review triangles with my grade 8 math students (this could suit any grade, the expectations would just differ): Lesson One: Grade 8:…

Lesson Plan: Amusement Park Area and Perimeter

This was a super fun little project that I used as my evaluation for area and perimeter when I was teaching a 6/7 split. I found that even in grade 7 some of my students were having trouble remembering the difference between area and perimeter so making them do both really helped solidify. The 7's…

Lesson Plan: Global Goals, Opinion Writing

“In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.” This writing activity is based on the Global Goals that have been set out by the United Nations. Last week was Global…

Lesson Plan: Reliable Sources for Research

You have probably already come across the teacher who created a website all about the 'tree octopus' in order to teach his students not to believe everything they read on the internet, and may have already used it at school. If not however, here are some lessons using that website that will teach your students…