Elementary Teacher’s Blog

A Review for Creative Writing Curriculum

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

Andrew and Jennifer Yoder’s curriculum is called Creative Writing: Sparkling Bits of Writing, and comes in two books. The first is recommended for grades 5-6 and the second for grades 7-8. How ... Read More

Getting Our Students Outside Every Day, Part 3

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you may want to read them before reading this post. Part 1 looked at the differences between the way American parents and educators seem to view outdoor play for c... Read More

Getting Our Students Outside Every Day: Part 2

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

 If you have missed Part 1, you may want to read that before delving into this post. Within that post, we looked at the differences between the way American parents and educators seem to view out... Read More

Behind the Mask

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

“Good morning…uh…uh…uh,” I said to the girl coming down the hall. Her mask was over her nose. Her hood covered her head so only her eyes peeked out. Who is the girl behind the mask? “U... Read More

Getting Our Students Outside Every Day, Part 1

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I spent eight years teaching at an Anabaptist school; and to be honest, the least favorite part of my winter days was outdoor recess. Granted, after I got all my first graders as well as myself b... Read More

Invisible?

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“We must be invisible!” my sister and I said to each other when a truck pulled out right in front of us as we were traveling. We did feel invisible – didn’t the driver see us? I wonder if ... Read More

Gratefulness

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.” Psalm 100:1 Psalms 100 is our current Bible memory selection. It has left me pondering about making a joyful noise. How do we make a joyfu... Read More

Tell Me a Story!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Stories are great for teaching academic lessons, spiritual lessons, and life lessons. Tell the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to teach about telling the truth and what happens when someone ... Read More

Myth Busting for the New Elementary Teacher

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns

The first day of school approaches. Sharpened pencils, neatly stacked book, organized files, and alphabetically arranged encyclopedias grace your classroom. Everything is clean, shiny, and waiting... Read More

I Have a Question!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“Mrs. Birt, I have a question!”  Nelson called out.  Nelson has many questions. When is God’s birthday?  What does God look like?  What is your name?  (It is not Mrs. Birt!)... Read More