Fifth with Ms. Smith (Haley)’s Instagram post: “Student engagement doesn’t have to be crazy over the top classroom transformations (although I do like those 😍). It can be a simple as…”
Student engagement doesn�t have to be crazy over the top classroom transformations (although I do like those
Underground Railroad Lessons for the Primary Classroom - Mrs. Russell's Room
Each year, I teach my students about the work of Harriet Tubman and each year, I think it gets even better! Each year, I add something to it to deepen my students’ understanding. It’s been fun to work on making my lessons even more engaging and then checking their understanding. This year in particular, I...Read More »
Bright Ideas: STEM for Firsties - Mrs. Russell's Room
Bright Ideas: STEM for Primary Grades-- Students use marshmallows to build a structure for a STEM project.
Choice Boards 101 - Mrs. Russell's Room
Hello everyone! I’m participating in the Fresh Ideas For Teachers Blog Hop and Giveaway hosted by Amy Menzi. Thanks so much for stopping in to learn about how I started using choice boards! This year, I’ve been privileged to explore the world of personalized learning. Students in my classroom get to choose a pathway to...Read More »
15 Sappy End of the Year Slideshow Songs - Mrs. Russell's Room
Looking for some sappy end of the year songs? Check out this list of old and new songs to round out your end of the year slideshow!
Eight Edu-bloggers of Color to Follow - Mrs. Russell's Room
Looking for teachers of color to follow? Here are eight of my go tos! :) Great bloggers with wonderful content for a variety of ages.
Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends. GUESS WHAT? Instantly quiet class. The kids love them. My kids have named their quiet critters and made homes for them.