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…

Review: PBIS world

PBIS world is a site that feeds you behaviour management strategies based on the kinds of behaviour you're seeing in your classroom. It's a really interesting read and there are a mix of interesting new strategies, tried and true classics, and some that are a bit shaky. For example: Student A is a name calling…

This week in our Classrooms: Reading Non-Fiction

There is SO MUCH learning to be had from books and reading - and in our tech crazy world, sometimes we forget that. We've all had students who would only read non-fiction for a project or paper. There have been students who would refuse or groan at the idea of reading non-fiction, but sometimes (if…

This week in our classrooms: Settling In

I am just starting my second week of school, and Morgan is on her third. The amount of changes that have happened in our classrooms is a bit wild. As any teacher knows, the 'settling in' can take all of September but by October, everyone tends to find their rhythm and the room and routine…