Even though I am not physically with my students, there is nothing I love more than sharing a great picture book with them. But how do I do that? As you may know, I see my students twice a week for our live lessons. This is where the students come to our virtual classroom and … Continue reading Picture Books in the Virtual World
As a virtual teacher, my students only see my head for the most part. I’m in a little box on their computer screen (unless they drag it to make it bigger and I’m not sure how I feel about that) and I’m competing with whatever else they may have going on at home: TVs, siblings, … Continue reading There’s a Headband For That!
I had the wonderful opportunity recently to sample a box from Little Justice Leaders. They are an awesome company that has a box subscription service that contains resources to help children learn about social justice issues. Subscribers get a box each month that focuses on a different social justice issue. Every box has arts and … Continue reading Little Justice Leaders
We are starting our kindergarten science unit on sorting this week. Normally we use Chex Mix as a fun (and tasty) way to practice sorting. Chex Mix is great for sorting by shape, size, color, and texture. This year I want to spice it up a little bit and use a Fall-inspired recipe. By recipe … Continue reading Fall Snacking and Sorting
Brain breaks are a BIG part of most classrooms that you will see today. These mental breaks help students refocus, get some wiggles out, and most importantly – have fun! Brain breaks are important in every classroom and, especially in the virtual world where a lot of time is spent on the computer, we are … Continue reading Brain Breaks!
Even though we are virtual teachers, we still love the comforts of a brick-and-mortar classroom. We still run on coffee, Target Dollar Spot items, pretty school supplies like planners and Post-its, and turn to our secret candy stashes on hard days. However, besides the obvious necessities like a computer and reliable WIFI, we have come … Continue reading Top 5 Virtual Teacher Must-Haves
Kids say the darnedest things… or in this case, kids hear the darnedest things. My family has taken on fantasy football in recent years and this comes with a fantasy football draft (if you don’t do fantasy football, this basically means everyone selects the football players for their fantasy team). We like to make it … Continue reading Giraffe Party!